Stolen dog run over in Corby is recovering at home

Two police forces are investigating

Hugo is now recovering at home.
Hugo is now recovering at home.

A stolen dog that was run over by a man in a van in a savage attack in Corby is now recovering at home after life-saving surgery.

Hugo was stolen in an incident 60 miles away in Dewsbury Road, Luton, at 10pm on June 23 when his owner was driven at twice whilst on a walk.

As the owner moved out of harm's way he let go of Hugo, who was stolen and taken to Corby where a woman witnessed a white van driver dumping him and running him over at about 11.30pm in Pytchley Court.

A "vehicle of interest" was later found in Lerwick Way and after volunteers searched through the night Hugo was found and taken to a vet with lacerations to his head, back and legs.

Hugo's owners were told surgery to save his life would cost £2,000 and set up a fundraising page which has already beaten its target in just 24 hours.

And in updates shared on the page today Hugo's owners said the surgery was a success.

They said: "He will be coming home today! Hugo has miraculously managed to pull through his surgery and has survived like the true little fighter he is.

"He will be on a lot of medication and may need another operation after assessing his progress for the next few days, but nonetheless he is going to be okay.

"He will have all the constant care and love he needs and deserves. Thank you SO much to everyone who shared, donated and supported this beautiful boy - the power of love and togetherness always wins."

An investigation by Bedfordshire Police and Northants Police is ongoing and anyone with information should call them on 101.