Stolen dogs investigation finds 83 pets in Ipswich raidon March 21, 2021 at 1:12 pm

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Police say they are working to reunite the pets found on the outskirts of Ipswich with their owners.

West Meadows travellers' site

image copyrightGoogle

Eighty-three dogs believed stolen have been seized in a police raid.

The animals were found during an almost 10-hour search of West Meadows travellers’ site in Ipswich on Saturday.

Officers, who found dogs of various breeds and ages, arrested six people at the site on suspicion of conspiracy to steal.

Suffolk Police said it was working with other forces to reunite pets with owners as soon as possible.

Det Ch Supt Eamonn Bridger said such thefts had “become a particular problem across the entire country since the first lockdown began 12 months ago”.

“I know many victims of these crimes will be anxious to know whether or not we have recovered their pet.

“I would like to reassure them that we are working as quickly as possible to identify who all the dogs belong to and aim to reunite them with their owners as soon as we can.”

Two men aged 34, a 38-year-old man and three women aged 35, 41, and 46 remain in police custody.

Officers also found “multiple breaches” of Covid-19 regulations at the site, and issued fines to four people, with several others given dispersal notices.

A dispersal order is now in place to “minimise the likelihood of any further crime or disorder”, the force said.

The order gives officers the power to exclude a person from an area for a period of up to 48 hours.

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.

- Advertisement -

Discover

Sponsor

Latest

Blue Collar Pet Transport: Worry Free Travel for Your Beloved Pets

Few pet owners can imagine anything more agonizing than shipping their pets somewhere without going with them. Sometimes, though, we just have no choice:...

Afghanistan: Final UK troops leave Kabulon August 28, 2021 at 10:23 pm

Boris Johnson says the armed forces can be proud as Britain's 20-year military presence in the country ends.image sourceCrown CopyrightThe final UK troops, diplomats...

Tokyo Olympics: How Team GB’s Max Whitlock won pommel horse gold as rivals falteredon August 1, 2021 at 2:27 pm

Watch how Team GB's Max Whitlock defended his Olympic pommel horse title, performing the first routine in the final and setting a mark that...

Mike Pompeo refuses to say why he urged Trump to fire State Department IG, but denies it was because of investigations

KEY POINTS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he was unaware the State Department’s inspector general was investigating him at the time he recommended...

A Review of Khalid – Book Review

Khalid, the Son of Abraham is a novel written by the author, Mahfouz Fayezi. It was first published in 1999 and is about Khalid's...