A 46-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the theft of beloved pet Dachshund Twiglet in Saffron Walden.

At around 3pm on Wednesday, July 26, a burglar broke into a house in Catmere End.

Internal CCTV cameras showed a man smashing the patio door and taking 16-month-old Twiglet.

The following day (Thursday, July 27), Twiglet's owner was contacted by a member of the public who had seen the police appeal for her safe return.

Thankfully, she was then reunited with her owner, who said Twiglet was "a little subdued and stressed" by the experience and thanked members of the public for their help.

Essex Police worked alongside Bedfordshire Police as part of their investigation, and on Friday, August 4 a 46-year-old man from Bedfordshire was arrested and questioned on suspicion of burglary.

He remains on police bail in connection with the theft, but was charged and remanded in custody over unrelated matters.

The investigation continues and police are still looking for information and witnesses.


A spokesman for Braintree CID said: "We continue to work with colleagues in Bedfordshire as we pursue a number of key lines of enquiry in relation to this incident.

"I know there was a significant level of concern and sympathy for the victims of this burglary and our investigation is progressing.

"I would continue to ask anyone who may have relevant information or footage to come forward."

Anyone with information, CCTV, dash cam or any other footage in relation to this incident is asked to get in touch with Essex Police.

You can submit a report online or use the Live Chat service.

Live Chat is an online service available on the Essex Police website from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am and 9pm, where you can send and receive real-time direct messages with an online digital 101 operator.

To use the service, select the 'Live Chat' icon at the bottom right of your screen when you are on the website. It can be accessed from a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

Alternatively you can call police on the non-emergency number 101.