Dog napping in Livingston

Police in West Lothian are appealing for witnesses after a dog was stolen from outside a supermarket in Livingston.

The incident happened between 5pm and 5.30pm on Monday (April 16), at the Morrisons store in Carmondean.

The black Staffordshire bull terrier bitch, which has a small white stripe on its chest, was stolen from outside the supermarket while the owner was inside.

It was taken by a man who is described as white, in his 20s, and wearing a grey hooded top with blue writing.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: “The dog owner is obviously upset over what happened, and we are appealing for any information that can help us reunite her with her dog.

“Anyone who was in the area of Morrisons in Carmondean between 5pm and 5.30pm yesterday, who either saw the suspect take the dog away or who recognises his description, should contact police immediately.”

Anyone with any information should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.