Wilden dog theft CCTV footage shared by Beds Police

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CCTV Wilden dog theft
CCTV images of the men police would like to speak to

Do you recognise these men? If so, Bedfordshire Police would like to speak to them following a spate of dog thefts.

Eight dogs were reported stolen on Sunday (13 September) from a kennel in Wilden and Police are hoping to speak to the men captured on CCTV as they may be able to assist with the investigation.

Read: Police investigate theft of eight dogs from Wilden kennel

The stolen dogs included a black Labrador, two cocker spaniels and five English springer spaniels. The latest incident comes after reports of a number of attempted dog thefts in our region.

Stolen springer spaniels
Tig and Jess, two of the dogs stolen from Wilden on Sunday 13 September

Detective Inspector Ian Holden, from the force’s Crime Team, said, “We would like to speak to the men pictured as they may be able to assist with our investigation. If you recognise these people or have information about these thefts please get in touch.

“Alternately if you have been offered a dog, please contact us.”

“We are working with other forces across the eastern region, UK Pet Detectives, DogLost and Pets4Homes to tackle this type of criminality.”

Anyone with information about the incident, or recognise the men in the photograph, please report it online or by calling 101 and quote reference number 40/49974/20.

If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

If your dog has been stolen – report it to Bedfordshire Police by visiting its online reporting centre or by calling 101. You can also contact your local authority dog warden. (Bedford) (Central Bedfordshire)

Notify your microchip database provider immediately and advise Doglost.co.uk either via their website or Facebook page who can offer help, support and advice.

Bedfordshire Police will support anyone wishing to set up a local DogWatch group – please email crimereduction@bedfordshire.pnn.police.uk for more information.

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