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  1. Second stolen dachshund turns up safe

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    A second dachshund from a group of eight stolen from a home in Swadlincote has been reunited with his owners.

    Percy was taken along with seven others on 10 February but was handed in to vets in Northamptonshire yesterday.

    Lisa Dean, a volunteer who is helping to find the dogs, said he had some minor physical injuries and was "tired, frightened and smelly" but was now safely home.


    Another one of the dogs was found in Cambridgeshire last week but two males and four females remain missing.

    Derbyshire Police, which has shared footage related to the theft, said inquiries were ongoing.

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