Last Updated on 25th August 2020 by Ian

A message from a Whixley Resident:

Several pedigree dogs have been stolen from gardens in our area – 1 from Cattal that I personally know about, and the local Police are warning dog owners to be extra vigilant as they know theses criminals are ‘working’ this area.

During Lockdown the ownership of/demand for dogs has massively escalated resulting in, for example, the price of a Cockerpoo puppy increasing from £1,500 to £3,000 plus, so you can see why this has great appeal to criminals.

Will everybody please be aware of people acting suspiciously and any unfamiliar cars because this crime is targeted, not casual opportunism.

A Concerned Resident