Plea to reunite owner with dog lost at Barking station

Police wish to speak to this woman (Pic: BTP)

Police wish to speak to this woman (Pic: BTP) - Credit: BTP

British Transport Police are trying to reunite a distraught owner with her Staffordshire bull terrier after the dog escaped a train at Barking station.

The owner’s boyfriend was travelling with the dog on Saturday, August 2, when it somehow got loose shortly before 11pm.

It was later caught by security staff at the station, who gave custody of the dog to a woman of the station following third party advice.

CCTV footage of the woman has now been released by the police in a bid to track her down.

Pc Roger Andrews said: “There is no suggestion, at this stage, that the woman has deliberately stolen the dog; we believe she may have been acting as a Good Samaritan in trying to give the dog a short term home.

“The dog’s owner is, understandably, distraught at the loss of her beloved pet and we want to do everything possible to get the dog, an 18-month old Staffordshire terrier bitch, back home.”

If you recognise the woman, call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting ESUB/B10 of 11/8/14.

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