Thieves break into home and swipe Jack Russell dog

Police are appealing for information after thieves attempted to steal a dog from a home in the Hope Valley.

Sometime between 8.45pm and 11.40pm on Saturday, July 23, the thieves climbed in through an insecure window at a cottage in Netherside, Bradwell.

They then stole the homeowner’s Jack Russell before climbing out of another window. Nothing else was stolen.

The dog returned a short time later with a ripped collar.

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Following the incident, officers are urging anyone with any information or who may have seen suspicious activity in the area to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PCSO Anthony Boswell at Derbyshire Police on 101, quoting crime reference 16000205969.

To report a crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.