Just a heads up lads,
Colleagues, please be aware of a spate of dog thefts in our area. The police are advising people in rural areas to step up security around outside kennels and pay extra attention to any extra interest shown in your pet or working dog. 3 springers where taken from near Winchester on Tuesday and several others of different breeds have been taken from the Hampshire area.
The police are looking for a Subaru forester estate in a dark green colour which has been linked to the dogs disappearance. This vehicle seems to have a different number plate on the front of the car than that on the back. This vehicle has also been linked to hare coursing in our area.
Advice is to phone police as these people are dangerous!! A local farmer was knocked unconscious recently by a “visitor” when he went to investigate .
A local dog was stolen from outside a supermarket recently, so it is not just confined to working dogs. If anyone requires further details, I can forward the country watch contact details.
Sparsholt College Hampshire (incorparating Andover College Campus)