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A dog reported stolen from the owner of a rescue centre in Essex has been found safe in Kent.
The cane corso crossed with a presa canario had been placed at a temporary home in Kent, where it is alleged the animal was sold on and subsequently never returned to the rescue centre.
The incident was reported to Kent Police in February 2021 and enquiries led to planned search warrants at two properties in Tonbridge and one in Coxheath during the early hours on Friday 12 March 2021.
The stolen dog named Marshall was located at a premises in Coxheath. A second dog and nine puppies were discovered at a property in Audley Avenue, Tonbridge, which were seized as part of the investigation along with a quantity of cannabis and two people were arrested.
A 38-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of theft, fraud, possession of class B drugs and money laundering. They have since been released pending further investigation.
Enquiries concerning the circumstances of the animal theft remain ongoing.