Appeal after attempted theft of spaniel dogs

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Police are appealing for information following the attempted theft of two spaniel dogs in Swineshead Bridge.

The incident took place about 7.30pm on Tuesday when the owner confronted a man holding one of her dogs.

He allegedly reacted by throwing it back over the fence to her.

He is described as aged around 50, of very large build, about six-foot tall, and with a shaven, partially bald head. He was ‘scruffy’ in appearance and wearing a grey hooded top.

A second man with him is described of very slim build.

They left the scene in an old ‘battered’ silver Mercedes car, possibly an E class.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman added; “Reported incidents of theft are extremely low in the county.

“However, from time to time, a genuine theft can occur and we would urge pet-owners to do all they can to protect their animal from theft.

“Ensure your pet is micro-chipped, make sure your dog is trained to come back to you before you let it run off the lead, keep your garden as secure as possible and don’t leave your dog unattended in the car or outside a shop.”

They added: “Always report suspicious activity to the police as soon as possible”.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Boston Police by dialling 101 and quoting incident number 459 of April 16.