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Stolen dog found 75 miles away in Chichester

Millie the cocker spaniel
Millie was spotted running free with another dog in Chichester

A dog which was stolen in Middlesex in January has been found in West Sussex, according to council dog wardens.

Millie, an eight-month old cocker spaniel, was picked up in Clay Lane, Chichester, with another dog.

The dog's microchip showed her owner, Alan Walsh, lived 75 miles away. The other dog's owner has yet to be found.

Chichester council wardens said on the same day, another dog which went missing in Portsmouth in November, turned up at a vet's in Dover, Kent.

Mr Walsh, who drove to Chichester to collect his dog, said: "I cannot thank the member of the public and the dog wardens enough for ensuring Millie's safe return.

"When the wardens phoned me at work to let me know she was safe and well, I was totally overwhelmed.

"We honestly thought after all this time, we would never see her again."

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