Stolen dog Daisy recovered in Thornbury
9:30am Friday 20th December 2013 in News
DAISY the stolen dog has been reunited with her owner after turning up 40 miles from home in Thornbury.
The two-year-old Patterdale terrier-cross was stolen from a supermarket car park in Bridgwater, Somerset, leaving owner Peter Williams distraught.
But two days later his pet was returned after police recovered Daisy in South Gloucestershire. As a result, a 23-year-old woman has been reported for summons for theft in connection with the incident.
Mr Williams said Daisy had been stolen from his car while he was at the supermarket.
He said: "Every moment that Daisy was missing was a torment, not knowing if she was safe, if she was being treated well and if I would ever see her again.
"She was returned very tired, very hungry and a little anxious, although obviously relieved to see me as she nearly pulled the constable off his feet."
A delighted Mr Williams has written to thank officers in Filton and Bridgwater police stations who helped get Daisy back to him.
Bridgwater neighbourhood inspector Nigel Downey said: “We were very happy to be able to return Daisy to her rightful owner safe and well and in time for Christmas.
"Mr Williams came into the station in person to pass on his thanks and I know that all the officers involved very much appreciated his taking the trouble to thank them.”