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CCTV released in Leicester buggy-riding dog thief case

CCTV image of a woman wheeling away a dog in a buggy Image copyright Leicestershire police/Monti Shortt
Image caption Leicestershire Police would like to speak to this woman after Gog was wheeled away in a buggy last week

Detectives searching for a Yorkshire terrier wheeled away in a pushchair have released a picture of a mystery woman they wish to speak to.

Gog the dog is a Leicester celebrity, famed for wearing clothes and being wheeled around by owner Monti Shortt.

But last week someone walked off with the buggy when Ms Shortt briefly popped into the Haymarket Shopping Centre.

Leicestershire Police have released an image of a woman with the buggy and appealed for information.

Image copyright Monti Shortt
Image caption Gog was wearing a jumper, spotty baby vest and ribbons in her hair when she was stolen.

Ms Shortt, 69, who has cancer, said she needs to get her pet back urgently because Gog needs surgery on her knees.

Leicestershire Police said the dog was in a navy blue pushchair taken from outside Cafe Nero in Humberstone Gate at about 15:00 GMT.

"Who is this woman? Do you know where the dog is now? Has anyone offered you a Yorkshire Terrier?" a spokesman asked.

Speaking earlier this week, Ms Shortt said: "I haven't been without her since I've had her. We come into town regularly and she lights everybody's day up."

Ms Shortt's coat, bag and inhalers were also in the stolen buggy but she is only concerned about getting Gog back.

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