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A MAYOR has said re­ports of dog fight­ing gangs com­ing to Bucks to steal dogs is very up­set­ting and he wants to see those re­spon­si­ble pros­e­cuted.

Che­sham mayor Mo Fayyaz said he will be speak­ing to Thames Val­ley Po­lice about the crime and he hopes they will take the mat­ter se­ri­ously.

He added: “We’ve had a few in­ci­dents here in the past and if it’s still on­go­ing then I’m very sad to hear that.

“This is a very se­ri­ous mat­ter and I’ll be talk­ing to the po­lice about it so they are aware of what’s go­ing on.

“I’ve heard a few re­ports of miss­ing cats in the area but I haven’t heard about any miss­ing dogs.

“If it is hap­pen­ing then it’s an­i­mal cru­elty and I hope the peo­ple re­spon­si­ble are pros­e­cuted.”

Mr Fayyaz urged any­one with in­for­ma­tion to con­tact Thames Val­ley Po­lice on 101. A BULL ter­rier owner is warn­ing oth­ers that her breed of dog is be­ing tar­geted by pet thieves for dog fight­ing gangs.

Ge­or­gia Mann who of­fers dog board­ing and walk­ing was not sur­prised to hear of dogs be­ing snatched from gar­dens, out­side shops and dur­ing walks in and around Che­sham.

Mrs Mann who started her business seven years ago in Lit­tle Chal­font urges fel­low own­ers to take pre­cau­tions after the re­cent wave of dog thefts.

She said: “There are so many dogs be­ing stolen at the mo­ment. I do not know whether it is get­ting worse or be­cause of so­cial me­dia sites like Face­book where some­one posts about it and it gets peo­ple talk­ing.”

Mrs Mann who owns a Stafford­shire bull ter­rier

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