Dorset

Dog and bag stolen as paramedics treat patient in pub

Sophie the cockapoo and CCTV of a woman in the pub Image copyright Dorset Police
Image caption Sophie the black cockapoo was stolen while her owner received medical treatment

CCTV images have been released after a woman's bag and dog were stolen while she was being treated by paramedics.

The victim, from Buckinghamshire, was being tended to by pub and ambulance staff in Bournemouth when her black cockapoo, called Sophie, was taken.

Police have issued an image of a woman they want to speak to over the theft at the Moon in the Square pub in Exeter Road late on Sunday 27 November.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

The theft happened while the victim, in her 50s, was being treated following a "medical incident" at the pub at about 23:30 GMT.

PC Steve Lea of Dorset Police said: "The theft has obviously left the victim distraught.

"I am appealing to anyone who knows the woman pictured to come forward as she may hold vital information that can assist with the investigation.

"If you know the whereabouts of the dog or have any information about the incident, please contact police."

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