Police seize 10 dogs after raid on Surrey site

Police have seized a number of dogs after carrying out a search warrant at a site in Surrey yesterday (March) 16.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 5:13 pm

Officers from the Sussex Police Rural Crime Team and Crawley detectives searched the site and are now investigating if the 10 dogs they seized have been stolen.

Police say a 30-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and has been released under investigation while further enquiries are carried out.

Chief Inspector Steve Biglands of the Rural Crime Team said: “The search of this site is the result of a complex investigation.

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“Dogs are a valuable commodity to criminal organisations and whilst the numbers of dogs stolen in Sussex is relatively low, even one is too many.

“Searches are an excellent tool in the fight against dog thieves and where we receive information on the location of stolen dogs, we will take action.

“We are assessing the medical and welfare needs of the dogs we have recovered and now have to undertake the extensive work of identifying them and establishing whether they have been reported as stolen.

“We will release further details including photos and descriptions of the dogs and how potential owners can contact us within the next day.”