Scent trail returns dog to West Sussex family

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A family from West Sussex who lost their dog while out walking on the South Downs came up with an ingenious method to get him back.

Annika Schlemm and her mother Marie-Louise searched unsuccessfully for their seven-year-old terrier Charlie for five days.

But it was only when Annika retraced the steps of her walk barefoot that Charlie was able to pick up her trail and find his way home.

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