A lady was out walking her black labrador in West Tytherley (11 miles from Monxton) this morning and two men tried to snatch the dog. There was also a white chalk mark outside the house.
Please be extra vigilant for marks outside any houses, and please warn both the householder and Police should you see anything suspicious. It may also make sense to go for dog walks with at least one other person, as there is safety in numbers. Always take your mobile phone with you.
Please also ensure your dog is micro-chipped and that your details are up to date on the register. You may also wish to invest in a tracking device for your dog (also useful if your dog sometimes runs off).