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GSD stolen from family garden

Police are appealing for witnesses after a family’s dog was stolen from their front garden in Great Shefford, near Hungerford. Raffles, a 12-week-old German Shepherd, was stolen some time between 2pm and 3.40pm on Wednesday 22 October when the owner went to pick up her children from school.

PC Alan Wilkinson, based at Hungerford police station, said: ‘The family are very upset about the loss of their pet but police inquiries have not located him and despite going out and putting up posters in the local area the family have not heard from any witnesses either.

‘The four children in the family are particularly distressed about the theft, so I ask anyone who thinks they recognise the dog in the photograph to contact me as soon as possible. We believe the dog will have been sold on, so I ask anyone who has been approached by anyone offering a German Shepherd for sale to consider whether it could have been Raffles.’

Raffles is just six weeks old in the photograph and will now be larger with a more pronounced snout and more pricked-up ears.

Anyone with any information concerning his whereabouts is urged to contact PC Wilkinson via the Police Enquiry Centre on 08458 505 505 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers service on 0800 555 111.