Big rise in dog thefts
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Dog theft reports rise 22% in two years in England and Wales

More than 5,000 dogs have been reported stolen to police forces in England and Wales since the start of 2013, a BBC South East investigation has found.

Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show a 22.6% rise in reports in two years.

Anna Rigano, from Forest Row in East Sussex, told BBC South East Today how her Jack Russell, Buster, was stolen in March.

  • 23 Jun 2016