Appeal to find missing dog who disappeared in Derbyshire following 'distraction'

Police are appealing to locate a missing dog, who disappeared while on a walk with her owner in Derbyshire last week following a ‘distraction’ by a stranger.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 12:44 pm

Officers from Matlock Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) are trying to trace a 13-year-old Sprocker Spaniel, Blue who went missing on Monday, June 14 during a walk with her owner.

A 65-year-old woman was walking in the Pic Tor area with her two dogs at around 12.30pm when she was approached by a man while walking on a footpath through the woods.

The man who is reported to have asked her questions about the path then allegedly ‘directed’ her gaze away from Blue who was off the lead.

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Sprocker Spaniel, Blue, has gone missing in Matlock.
Sprocker Spaniel, Blue, has gone missing in Matlock.

He then walked off and the woman could not find the Sprocker Spaniel – who has not been seen since.

The man was white, with brown hair and was walking a small grey and white terrier-type dog.

Anyone with information should contact officers by calling 101 and quoting reference 21*336687.

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