Barney the puppy found after Barnham arrest

A puppy stolen in the burglary of a house in Barnham has been found and returned to its owner, police have confirmed.

Picture provided by Sussex Police. SUS-170324-112124001
Picture provided by Sussex Police. SUS-170324-112124001

Police said Barney, a golden retriever, was recovered as officers arrested a man in Barnham on Saturday evening (March 25).

Owners Stephanie and Chris Scott posted a delighted update on Facebook to say their much loved pet was home safe and sound after an appeal on social media was shared more than 200,000 times.

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Stephanie said Barney is going to the vets for a check up, but seems unharmed.

“He was a bit dirty and horrible but he’s had a bath and lots of TLC so he’s okay,” she said.

“It’s amazing, I can’t believe we have him home to be honest.

“We’ve had so much help and the response, people have been amazing, but it was like a finding a needle in a haystack.

“We’re lucky, very lucky.”

Police said a 25-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested on suspicion of burglary dwelling and theft and possession of a controlled drug of Class A - other.

He was bailed to return on April 24, police added.

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