Man arrested as Worksop tortoise returned to rightful owner

Police have reunited a Worksop family with their beloved tortoise after it was stolen from their back garden.

Sunday, 11th August 2019, 10:16 am

'Victor' who went missing on July 23 was returned back to the family this week after some great team-work by officers.

A 38-year-old man was arrested, voluntarily interviewed and a community resolution was agreed by the victim.

The teenage tortoise was located following searches on the offender’s mobile phone which revealed the family pet was sold to a woman locally.


PC Dean Fenton said: "The family is clearly delighted and it's great to have a happy ending after some great work by local officers. Obviously family pets are really sentimental, so it was fantastic to see smiles back on the families’ faces after a stressful time."

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