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Joy for owners as they are reunited with Twiglet the dachshund following burglary





Twiglet the dachshund has been returned following a widespread appeal after she was stolen during a burglary.

Announcing their “amazing news”, the relieved owners said their beloved pet was “a little subdued and a little stressed” by her ordeal.

Twiglet the dachshund was stolen in a burglary
Twiglet the dachshund was stolen in a burglary

Twiglet was reunited with her owners at 11pm last night (Thursday) following a “tip-off” via Facebook.

Officers had been called to the address in Catmere End, Saffron Walden, on Wednesday, (July 26), following reports of a burglary at around 3pm.

Internal CCTV footage showed a man smashing the patio door and taking the 16-month-old dog, which yelped in fear as it was snatched.

Det Insp Jamie Stirland, from Essex Police’s criminal investigation department, said the burglary “incredibly distressing for the victims” and promised to carry out “multiple enquiries” including reviewing CCTV in the area.

He also appealed to the man in the video to return Twiglet safely.

Twiglet the dachshund is back with her owners
Twiglet the dachshund is back with her owners

The owners announced on Facebook that Twiglet was back, writing: “We have the most amazing news.. Twig is home! She’s a little subdued and a little stressed by the whole experience but a tip-off this evening (via FB) from someone that had seen all of the publicity and awareness has meant that we were able to be reunited about 11pm this evening.

“We can’t thank everyone enough for all of the posts and noise that has meant she most likely did become ‘too hot to handle’.

“We are blown away by how amazing people have been and want to thank you all so much.”

Essex Police said its investigation is continuing, and it is continuing to appeal for help to help find the man featured in an internal CCTV footage.

“We’re continuing to appeal for witnesses or anyone with information that might be able to help our investigation into the burglary at an address in Catmere End, Saffron Walden on Wednesday 26 July, which occurred around 3pm,” said a spokesperson.

“As part of our investigation, a review of the internal CCTV cameras showed a man smashing the patio door and taking 16-month-old dachshund, Twiglet.

“Enquiries remain ongoing and no arrests have been made at this stage.”

Twiglet is back home with its owners
Twiglet is back home with its owners

Anyone with information, CCTV, dashcam or other footage in relation to this incident can contact Essex police, quoting incident 739 of 26 July, via its website or use its live chat service from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm. Alternatively, you can call police on 101 or make an anonymous report by contacting independent charity @CrimestoppersUK, visiting its website or by calling 0800 555 111.



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