Two dogs are dead after being taken from a Winchburgh property

One of the Lurchers that was stolen
One of the Lurchers that was stolen

Two dogs have sadly died after being stolen from the garden of a property in Glendevon Park, Winchburgh.

The two Lurchers were stolen alongside seven eight-week-old Shih Tzu puppies between 7.30am and 6pm on Wednesday, September 16.

The Lurchers were last night struck by a Honda Civic around 10.10pm on the B9020 near Tippet Knowe Road.

One of the dogs died on impact and the other was taken to a vet, where it was put down with the owner’s permission.

PC John Jackson said: “At this time, we believe the Lurchers may have been left to roam and as a consequence their owners have very sadly lost their dogs.

“We are still appealing for anyone who may have information about the whereabouts of the seven Shih Tzu puppies to come forward, so we can reunite them with their mum and rightful owners.

“The Shih Tzu puppies are worth around £650 each and if you are offered a puppy matching this description, which seems disproportionately cheap and the mother is unavailable to view, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.