ONE of the nine puppies stolen from a property in Bournemouth has been found... 160 miles away in Essex. 

On Tuesday, May 24, nine American bulldog puppies were stolen from a property in Charminster Road, Bournemouth.  

But now one of the puppies has finally been found nearly 160 miles away in Uttlesford, Essex. 

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PC Adam Manly and PC Partridge of Essex Police found the puppies on Thursday, June 2. 

In a social media post, PC Adam Manly said: “Yesterday… a good day for me & PC Partridge after locating and a returning five-week-old puppy to its owner (and mummy) after being stolen during a burglary in Bournemouth! 8 more to go…” 

Bournemouth Echo: Nine American bulldog puppies were stolen last monthNine American bulldog puppies were stolen last month

An investigation was launched late last month to locate the puppies, after it was reported the victim heard male voices, but by the time they got downstairs the offenders had left the address. 

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Police Sergeant Sarah Hodgson said: “An investigation is underway to identify the offenders and locate the stolen puppies. 

“I am appealing to anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity in Charminster Road in the early hours of Tuesday 24 May to please get in touch. 

“I would urge anyone who may have seen the puppies for sale locally in unusual circumstances, or has any information about their whereabouts, to urgently contact Dorset Police. I am also issuing an image of the puppies in the hope someone may recognise them. 

“Finally, I am keen to hear from any residents or motorists who may have captured any CCTV or dashcam footage around the relevant timeframe that may help our enquiries.” 

Anyone with information can contact Dorset Police at, by emailing or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220082249