Three people arrested after Basset Hound puppies stolen from kennels are found

Missing Bashful

Three people have been arrested after the theft of five dogs from a kennel.

Four of the stolen Basset Hounds have been recovered.

But a fifth is still missing – causing concern to her owners.

Two male and three female puppies – Landlord, Bashful, Lattice, Drama and Banish – were taken from Lutterworth in Leicestershire.

All the dogs were chipped.

The dogs were found more than 120 miles away in Manchester after a member of the public contacted Beauty’s Legacy – a dog rescue charity.

Lisa Dena, from the group, said: “The owners are relieved that four of the puppies have been found.

“But there is concern for 18-month-old Bashful.”

Lisa said the dogs were underweight and had signs of injury.

Greater Manchester Police arrested two women and a man on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

They have been released on bail as inquiries continue.

Sergeant Paul Archer appealed for any information to find missing Bashful.

About the Author

Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV’s Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.