NO ARRESTS have been made in connection with the recovered puppy from Bournemouth which ended up in Essex, police have confirmed. 

On Thursday, June 2, officers from Essex Police found one of nine American bulldog puppies in Uttlesford, Essex after being stolen from a property in Charminster Road, Bournemouth. 

The five-week-old puppy, which was found more than 160 miles away from home, was safely returned home to its owner in Bournemouth. 

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A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: "We were called on Thursday 2 June 2022 by colleagues in Essex Police reporting that one of the puppies stolen during the reported burglary in Charminster Road in Bournemouth on Tuesday 24 May 2022 had been recovered. 

“The puppy has been returned to the owner.  

“Enquiries are underway to locate the remaining puppies.  

“No arrests have been made. 

Bournemouth Echo: Officers from Essex Police found the puppy. Picture by Essex PoliceOfficers from Essex Police found the puppy. Picture by Essex Police

“We would encourage anyone with information as to the whereabouts of the remaining puppies to please contact Dorset Police.” 

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An investigation was launched late last month to locate the puppies, after they were stolen on Tuesday, May 24. 

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.