Shropshire

Hodnet family's heartbreak as burglars steal dog

Kaiser Image copyright West Mercia Police
Image caption Police are urging anyone who sees stolen Staffordshire Bull Terrier Kaiser to contact them

Burglars who broke into a house took jewellery, electrical goods - and the family dog, said police.

The four-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Kaiser, was stolen from a home in Hodnet, Market Drayton.

He was asleep in the utility room when thieves broke in overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday.

His owners, who have had Kaiser since he was a puppy, are "heartbroken". Police are appealing for anyone who knows where Kaiser is to contact them.

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Kaiser, was wearing a large leather collar which has the owner's contact details on and is microchipped.

Image copyright West Mercia Police
Image caption Kaiser's owners have had him since he was a puppy

Det Con Helen Bailey, of West Mercia Police, said: "The owners are understandably heartbroken that Kaiser has been taken from them.

"I would urge anyone who knows anything about Kaiser's whereabouts to please contact us. Alternatively, if you see a dog matching his description in suspicious circumstances please also get in touch."

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