Sausage dog stolen in Derbyshire found 'safe and well' in Loughborough

A sausage dog which was stolen in Derbyshire has been found safe and well in Loughborough.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 5:35 pm

Minnie, a two-year-old miniature Dachshund, was stolen while out on a walk with her owner along Moira Road, near the New Inn pub, in Woodville on Sunday, April 11.

Today (April 14), Derbyshire Constabulary revealed she has been handed into a vet in the Loughborough area safe and unharmed.

The force said the two men who stole Minnie are still wanted by police.

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Minnie was handed to a vet in Loughborough safe and unharmed

They left the scene in a black Ford Mondeo (registration beginning YG60), along Moira Road in the direction of Albert Village just after 8.20pm.

Both men are described as being aged in their 30s.

One of the men was white, of a stocky build and with short fair hair.

DS Mark Ryan, who is leading the investigation, said: “I would first like to thank the public for their help in making Minnie a sausage dog who was just too hot to handle.

“We all know just how important a dog is to a family – and to be able to reunite Minnie with her owners is great news.

“The two men responsible for this crime are still outstanding and I would like to renew our appeal for anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

“Of particular interest are any drivers with dashcam footage who were in the Asda filling station in Burton Road, Woodville, between 8.10pm and 8.15pm on Sunday - where it is believed the car was shortly before the incident.”

Anyone with information should contact Derbyshire police quoting reference 21*198495.

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