Police release photos of suspected stolen dogs to find owners Brighton News

Detectives investigating potential dog thefts have released photos of 48 dogs in an attempt to locate their owners.

The animals were among 83 dogs found during a search at a site in Ipswich last month.

Today, Suffolk Police released images of 48 dogs in an attempt to find their owners.

Only people who have not yet contacted the gendarmerie should contact the investigation team via the email address if they believe that one or more of the dogs could be theirs. .

All requests must be made before May 24, 2021.


Officers ask people to only use the email address and not to contact the gendarmerie contact and control room at 999 or 101.

More than 80 dogs of different breeds and ages were found at West Meadows in Ipswich where police, aided by partner agencies, executed warrants on Saturday March 20.

Over the past few weeks, officers have worked hard to identify the owners of the 83 dogs.

However, due to the lack of features and credentials, the process turned out to be difficult.


So far, none of the animals have been reunited with their owners.

Now the investigation team is asking potential owners, who have not contacted the gendarmerie before, to come forward.


Chief Detective Inspector Nicola Wallace, lead investigator for the operation, said: “We look forward to hearing from anyone who thinks any of the dogs in the footage may be theirs.

“Over the past few weeks, officers have liaised with other police forces across the country, as well as conducted a number of other investigations, to determine where the dogs may have come from.”


Anyone who believes they can provide proof of ownership should email the Investigation Team by May 24 providing a full name, contact details and the image number that relates to the dog (s) in question. .

Please note that the email account will not be continuously monitored and the team will not be able to respond to any other inquiries regarding these dogs.


Proof of ownership may include the following:

  • Veterinary / vaccination records clearly identifying dogs.
  • Photos of the dog with distinctive markings / scars / features.
  • Full details of the microchip – however, please note that not all of these dogs have microchips or have microchips which may not be properly registered.
  • Other photos of the dog (s) that prove ownership during the dog’s lifetime.
  • Full purchase details including details of where the dog was purchased and / or receipts.
  • All records of reporting the lost / stolen dog (s) to the police or other websites / charities.
  • Some dogs are grouped into possible litter groups, but this is not necessarily the case.

The public should also be aware that some of these dogs may have been lost, stolen, or moved over a period of time, so they may not look exactly as they were on their last visit.

Six people were arrested in connection with the operation in March.

A 38-year-old man, now 39, two 34-year-old men and three women aged 46, 41 and 35 – all from Ipswich – have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to steal as a result of the attack surgery.

They were all taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Center for questioning and were initially released on bail until Friday, April 16, pending further investigations.

Four of the six people – the 34-year-old man, the now 39-year-old man, the 41-year-old woman and the 46-year-old woman – have since had their bail dates extended until Thursday 17 . June.

The other two people – the 34-year-old man and the 35-year-old woman – have been released and will face no further action at this time.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-20 08:46:00