Police appeal after attempted theft of a dog in South Devon

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Police received a report of what is believed to be the attempted theft of a dog in Teignmouth on Saturday, and are appealing for information from anyone who might have seen anything suspicious.

At 9pm on Saturday, a local fisherman left his Cocker Spaniel tied up to railings at Den Promenade in the town while he retrieved some items from the beach. When he returned, he found a man trying to untie the dog.

The fisherman retrieved his dog, but now police are appealing for anyone with information or CCTV in the area to get in touch.

A police spokesman said: “The male suspect is described as white, late 20’s, wearing a shirt, dark coloured hair and of medium build. He was in company with two other males.

“We ask for anyone with information or CCTV in the area to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by calling 101 quoting crime CR/067847/17.”