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Police appeal for information on stolen puppies after Rougham family heartbreak

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A mother has this evening spoken of her family's anguish following the theft of their Cocker Spaniel puppies at the weekend.

Police are appealing for information in connection with the theft, which happened in the Rougham area, near Weasenham, late on Friday night.

The puppies, who are just three months old, were stolen from kennels in the back garden of a property in the Rougham area at around 11.30pm.

The pups stolen in the Rougham area (44318070)
The pups stolen in the Rougham area (44318070)

Their owner, Gemma Wright said: "My whole family is absolutely heartbroken. My twin children already had an unbreakable bond with them, and they're absolutely devastated.

"My husband and I are trying to stay strong for the children's sakes but this is a horrible situation for everybody.

"It's bad enough knowing our puppies have been stolen, and to think that strangers have been on our property while we were sleeping – we were only woken up by the dogs barking – is so upsetting.

The pups stolen in the Rougham area (44318067)
The pups stolen in the Rougham area (44318067)

"We feel violated and my children are struggling to sleep at night."

The stolen puppies consist of two bitches and one dog. All are microchipped.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Dale Reynolds at Dereham Police Station on 101 quoting crime reference 36/7859/21. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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