Dorset

Two more puppies stolen from Dorset litter are found

Some of the eight puppies that were stolen
Image caption Four male and four female puppies were taken from the family's garden kennel

Two more puppies from a litter of eight stolen from the back garden of a house have been reunited with their owner.

The English springer spaniel puppies were taken from Jennie and Rupert Tory's home in Winterborne Whitechurch, Dorset, on 11 September.

The puppies were found by a member of the public in Kinson, police said.

Three men and two women from Parkstone in Poole, held after two other puppies were found following a tip-off, were bailed. Four puppies are still missing.

Reward offered

Thieves broke into a kennel in the early evening, loaded up the six-week-old puppies - which were described as "a mixture of black and white and liver and white dogs and bitches " - and drove off.

A police spokesman said: "The two puppies were found in a public place in Kinson by a member of the public.

"They were taken to a local vet and then handed to the police.

"The puppies were reunited with their owner at Bournemouth police station."

Mr and Mrs Tory have offered a £1,000 reward for the safe return of the whole litter, or £200 for each puppy.

Mr Tory said the thieves ripped off the side of the kennel, loaded the puppies into a box, took them round to the front of the house and drove off with them.

All the puppies have individual markings and are docked.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police.

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