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Saturday, 20 September 2014

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Bad dog! Tyre biting pet pooch unmasked by Cumbria police

A mystery that has baffled police and residents for more than six months has been solved. It was the dog that done it!

Car tyre damage photo
The dog at work

People living at Jocks Hill and The Sands area of Brampton were plagued by damage to their car tyres for more than half a year.

Some were so upset and concerned they installed CCTV to try and uncover the culprit.

And following a lead from the closed circuit footage, police have finally tracked down the guilty party - a border collie named Jess.

The dog, owned locally, was biting the two nearside tyres of cars she came across during her daily walk, causing them to slowly deflate.

PC Simon Amos, who solved the mystery, said: “These incidents have been happening for the last six months, with many residents being very upset at the thought of someone targeting them and causing the damage deliberately.

“The dog had been seen approaching the cars and many believed she was just sniffing at the tyres. It isn’t until you take a closer look, that you can see her biting the tyres.

“The owner has been contacted and has been very surprised and apologetic about the whole situation. He will be now keeping Jess on a lead.

“We know that there may be other residents or visitors that may not have reported any damage to their tyres. We want to reassure them that the culprit has been identified and hopefully the damage will stop.”

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