Great Braxted: Men arrested after dog comes out of moving car window

Braintree and Witham Times: Great Braxted: Men arrested after dog comes out of moving car window Great Braxted: Men arrested after dog comes out of moving car window

Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of theft and animal cruelty, after a dog came out of a moving car window.

Police were alerted to a white Vauxhall Astra van travelling along the A12 near Great Braxted from the Suffolk area yesterday afternoon.

As the van was moving, a female Springer Spaniel was seen to come out of the window.

She was recovered by police, relatively unharmed, and was checked over vets.

Thanks to being microchipped, her owners were located in Bury St Edmunds.

The van was stopped by police and game birds were recovered from inside.

An 18-year-old from Pitsea and a 16-year-old from Wickford were arrested on suspicion of theft, causing unnecessary animal cruelty under the Animal Welfare Act and killing game out of season.

They were questioned and released on police bail until April 10.

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2:27am Tue 12 Feb 13

Jaq Boc says...

Released on bail? unbelievable!
Released on bail? unbelievable! Jaq Boc

2:28am Tue 12 Feb 13

Jaq Boc says...

Perhaps these two should have been micro chipped..
Perhaps these two should have been micro chipped.. Jaq Boc

8:53am Tue 12 Feb 13

livvy03 says...

I believe that's these two are the people that have taken my dog the van was seen outside my house and around where I live. My two children are in pieces about my dog being taken and we will do anything to get her back :(
I believe that's these two are the people that have taken my dog the van was seen outside my house and around where I live. My two children are in pieces about my dog being taken and we will do anything to get her back :( livvy03

9:55am Tue 12 Feb 13

The Blue Frog says...

Livvy. I hope you do get your dog back. How did they manage to take her? I would be devastated to have my dog taken from me.
Livvy. I hope you do get your dog back. How did they manage to take her? I would be devastated to have my dog taken from me. The Blue Frog

1:14pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Rose77 says...

Is this the same white Vauxhall Astra van that has been posted on Facebook as being linked to a number of dog thefts in the area, particularly Maldon, Latchingdon, Burnham and across the Dengie Peninsular? There are many families who are missing their treasured pets, I hope the Police can piece this all together. I am finding it hard not to jump to conclusions about the 'origins' of this pair given where they are from.
Is this the same white Vauxhall Astra van that has been posted on Facebook as being linked to a number of dog thefts in the area, particularly Maldon, Latchingdon, Burnham and across the Dengie Peninsular? There are many families who are missing their treasured pets, I hope the Police can piece this all together. I am finding it hard not to jump to conclusions about the 'origins' of this pair given where they are from. Rose77

6:19pm Tue 12 Feb 13

mummy250271 says...

livvy03 wrote:
I believe that's these two are the people that have taken my dog the van was seen outside my house and around where I live. My two children are in pieces about my dog being taken and we will do anything to get her back :(
Please ring the police if you haven't already done so. We have all been alerted to this van via Facebook and it matches the description. I really hope you get your dog back. I have a rescue lurcher and I am terrified she will go missing at the moment. Thinking of you and hoping for a happy outcome xxx
[quote][p][bold]livvy03[/bold] wrote: I believe that's these two are the people that have taken my dog the van was seen outside my house and around where I live. My two children are in pieces about my dog being taken and we will do anything to get her back :([/p][/quote]Please ring the police if you haven't already done so. We have all been alerted to this van via Facebook and it matches the description. I really hope you get your dog back. I have a rescue lurcher and I am terrified she will go missing at the moment. Thinking of you and hoping for a happy outcome xxx mummy250271

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