Bootsie the dog stolen from outside Brighton supermarket

Bootsie the dog
Bootsie the dog

Police are appealing for witnesses after a dog was stolen while its owner was shopping in Asda.

The Patterdale Terrier, Bootsie, had been tied up outside Asda in Marina Square around 9pm on Thursday (May 31).

Police want to speak to this man in relation to the theft

Police want to speak to this man in relation to the theft

But when Bootsie's owner returned with her shopping, she discovered the dog had been taken.

Police have released a CCTV of a man they would like to speak in connection with the theft.

He is described as a white man, 5’ 8”, in his mid-30s and with a brown beard. He was wearing a dark jacket, blue jeans and a beige baseball cap with sunglasses on top.

Police Constable Andrew Misrahi said: “Bootsie is a rescue dog and plays a vital role in the owner’s life in providing support and companionship.

“The owner is, understandably, very upset about the incident.

"We are appealing to anyone who may have information on the dog’s whereabouts or knows this man, to get in contact with us immediately.”

Anyone with information should report it online or call 101 quoting reference 1298 of 31/05.