Moment dog was stolen in Rothwell captured on CCTV

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A CCTV image of the moment a dog was stolen from outside a Rothwell shop has been released.

The female English springer spaniel, Bella, was taken from outside the Tesco Express store in Bridge Street at about 7.20pm on Saturday, October 10.

The dog had been tied to a tree while its owners went into the shop.

At that point, somebody untied the dog and walked off with it in the direction of Market Hill.

The dog is white with black ears, black markings on its body and spots on the left side of its muzzle.

Witnesses, or anyone who knows anything about this incident, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at