Stolen chihuahua from North Tyneside back where he belongs

Wallsend 24/7 response officers with Gizmo, Nacho and their owners.
Wallsend 24/7 response officers with Gizmo, Nacho and their owners.

Police in Wallsend have reunited a stolen dog with its owners.

On Saturday, March 5, police received a report that a chihuahua dog, called Gizmo, had been stolen from the garden of an address in Saint Stephen's Way, Percy Main. Between Saturday, March 5, and Tuesday, March 23, extensive police inquiries were carried out which resulted in the dog being located in Fenham and returned to its owners.

Wallsend Inspector Sue Fryer said: "We're delighted to have reunited Gizmo with his owners after what must have been an incredibly distressing two weeks for them. He's been a huge miss to his family who have been relentless in their efforts to find him and I know they are extremely grateful to the response officers for their determination to find him and bring him back."

Dean Sheavils, 22, of Saint Stephen's Way, Percy Main, has been charged with theft and fraud and will appear before North Tyneside Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, April 20. A 21-year-old woman has been reported for aiding and abetting theft and handling.

Anyone with information to help is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference 0743 05/03/16.