The number of canine companions stolen around the county soared from 16 in 2012/13 to 37 in the following financial year and 29 in the 2014/15 period, according to figures released in a Freedom of Information request by the EDP.

It is a trend reflected at a national level, with dog thefts around the country rising steadily year on year.

Reported by the Eastern Daily Press. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.