Dog found dead after pets stolen with car
ADEVASTATED dog owner has spoken of her distress after her kidnapped dog was found dead by railway tracks.
Tina Cumberlidge’s dogs Victor and Lottie went missing in the early hours of Easter Monday.
The pair were sleeping in Tina’s BMW estate when it was stolen from a caravan park in Higher Poynton.
Desperate Tina launched a Facebook appeal to try and trace the dogs, and West Highland Terrier Lottie was later discovered wandering the streets around two miles from the Elm Beds Caravan Park where she was taken.
After being reunited with Lottie, Tina and husband Pete continued their desperate search for 12-year-old Border Collie Victor.
But their hopes were shattered by the news that the dog’s body had been seen on railway tracks near Macclesfield.
The couple believe Victor had been hit and killed by a train, after being let loose by the car thief.
Their appeal for the dogs’ safe return was shared on Facebook more than 1,000 times.
In a heartbreaking update, Tina wrote: “Thank you to everyone for their help and support.
“Unfortunately, we have not got the happy ending we were hoping for.
“While Lottie has been found safe and sound, sadly Victor has died after being struck by a train.
“We are very sad to bring you this news but thank everyone who has helped because it was your information that led us to Lottie.”
Tina and Pete had travelled from their home in Bristol to stay at their friend’s caravan park over the Easter weekend.
Tina said she was dev- astated when she woke up at around 7am to discover that the family pets had been taken with the car.
Both dog blankets were found on Towers Road, Poynton, and the couple believe their pets may have been dumped there.
Pete and Tina think their black 3-series BMW Touring – registration WX63 TWP – was taken from the caravan park, on Elm Beds Road, between 2am and 7am.
Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
●● Tina Cumberlidge reunited with terrier Lottie
●● Victor is believed to have been hit by a train