A beloved 50-year-old pet was stolen while hibernating in his owner’s garden shed in Wollaston.
No other items were stolen when Steven the tortoise was taken from the shed.
His owner of 28 years, Dawn Clark, 55, said he could have been taken from his box at her Howard Road home at some point during the past four weeks.
She said: “He is an endangered species and we are very worried about him, especially as the cold weather would mean that if he was abandoned he could easily die.”
If you have any information about the whereabouts of Steven, call Mrs Clark on 07909 667510.