Woman attacked at knifepoint as men try to snatch her dog while she was out walking in Hatfield, Doncaster #PetTheftReform

The 25-year-old woman was walking her dog in Coppice Lane towards Harpenden Drive, just before 9pm yesterday, when two men approached her from behind and attempted to steal her dog. When the woman defended herself, one of the men attacked her with what police believe to have been a Stanley knife. She suffered minor injuries …

Police warn dog owners not to carry weapons after attempted pet theft in Pickering and issue description of suspect #PetTheftReform

North Yorkshire Police have addressed comments on social media from dog owners who claimed they would carry weapons to defend their pet from thieves. The posts were made on Facebook in response to an appeal by officers in Ryedale for information on an attempted dog theft in Pickering on Monday evening. A man walking his …

Dog thieves in Swindon are targeting women walking their pets #PetTheftReform

FEMALE dog owners are warning others to be on the alert after they were approached by men who tried to take their pets. In one incident a rescued dog was grabbed while being walked by her heavily pregnant owner. Police are investigating. She told the Adver: “I was at Shaw Forest at about 11:30. I …