Police warning after three men in van attempt to steal bulldog from owner’s garden. #PetTheftReform

The same van is understood to have been spotted in other areas of North Staffordshire

Police are investigating after three men in a van attempted to steal a dog from the owner’s garden.

The group were allegedly trying to take the bulldog when they were confronted by the animal’s owner on Monument Road in Talke on Friday (April 5).

A number of reports suggest the same van has been seen in other areas of North Staffordshire in recent days.

Staffordshire Police are urging anyone with information about the incident to call them on 101.

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