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Attempted dog snatching. Do you recognise this man & woman?

Melksham Police are appealing for information following an attempted dog theft in Whitley.

At approximately 3.30pm on 4 November, a woman aged in her 20s parked her vehicle at the end of Littleworth Lane to walk her dog.

Whilst out walking, a man and woman who were walking a white Akita type dog approached the woman and started asking questions about her dog. During this conversation, the man put a slip lead on the dogs neck.

The woman quickly took the lead off and left the area feeling scared.

E-fits of the man and woman are attached.

The man is described as white, approximately 5 ft 10 inches tall and of skinny build. He had short dark blonde hair and was unshaven. He spoke with an Irish accent and is believed to be aged in his late 20s. He was wearing grey cargo trousers, a dark coloured jumper and body warmer, with white trainers.

The woman is described as aged in her late 20s, approximately 5 ft 10 inches tall and of medium build. She had light red coloured hair which was over shoulder length and she was wearing a pink hoody, skinny light coloured jeans and pink wellies. She had a polite and friendly manner.

PC Sophie Woodfield said: “This incident left the woman feeling scared and upset, and worried that the pair would return to take her dog.

“Were you in the area at the time or do you recognise the pair either from the e-fits or from the detailed descriptions given? We believe they were driving a light blue Renault Megane.

“Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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