Cops complete a Christmas miracle after finding stolen dog

Cambridgeshire Police retrieve stolen dog in Willingham

Rural crime officers found a stolen dog as well as a road roller (right) in Willingham. - Credit: Cambridgeshire Constabulary

For one dog, they now have a Christmas worth looking forward to after being found in a Cambridgeshire village. 

Officers from Cambridgeshire Police’s Rural Crime Action Team found the stolen spaniel, named Peregrine, in Willingham today (Monday).

A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Police said: “What’s better than getting your stolen dog back? Getting it back for Christmas!” 

As well as the pre-Christmas miracle of finding the stolen spaniel, many took to social media to congratulate them on their find. 

Stolen dog found by rural Cambridgeshire officers in Willingham

A stolen dog was found by Cambridgeshire Police in Willingham. - Credit: Cambridgeshire Constabulary

One said: “Well done; so glad it will be back with its rightful owners.” 

Another wrote that “there will be one happy family; bet the owners are over the moon.” 

Stolen roller found in Willingham near Cambridge

Cambridgeshire Police also recovered a stolen road roller and seized a truck in Willingham. - Credit: Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Cambridgeshire Police seize a truck in Willingham near Cambridge

Cambridgeshire Police also recovered a stolen road roller and seized a truck in Willingham. - Credit: Cambridgeshire Constabulary

The police spokesperson added: “They also recovered a stolen road roller and seized a small truck.

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