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Former BBC tech correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones took to Twitter to reveal that his dog, Cabbage, had been stolen. Mr Cellan-Jones said his pet was taken after his dog handler’s van was stolen.

He tweeted, “Something terrible happened. Our handler’s van with our dog Kohl in it was stolen when he was picking up another pet.

“Please look out for a black Ford Transit reg AF20 XZD.

“Take a picture and send me a DM or just call the police.”

In a later tweet, the former BBC presenter said the van was stolen at around 10:20 a.m. on East Acton Lane in London.

He shared a picture of Cabbage this morning from their walk before his beloved pet was stolen.

Mr Cellan-Jones also posted another tweet saying other dogs in Acton were also stolen when the van was taken away.

A Met Police spokesman told Express.co.uk:

“Officials were present. There have been no arrests. The investigation is ongoing.”

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In May of this year, 1,409 dog thefts were reported across London since 2016.

According to the Metropolitan Police, Hillingdon is the area where most of the pets are stolen.

There have been 636 thefts in the district since 2010 in the district.

Croydon and Bromley also had high pet theft rates. In both districts, 562 animals have been stolen in the past ten years.

Enfield also has a problem with pet theft. 475 pets were stolen during the same period.

The data shows that dogs are the most likely to be stolen, followed by birds.

After London, Leeds was the country’s second largest dog theft hotspot with 346 thefts in the past five years, followed by neighboring Bradford (244), Sheffield (129) and Huddersfield (128).

In March, more than 80 animals were confiscated when Suffolk police searched a traveler’s website on the outskirts of Ipswich.

Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Wallace, chief investigator for the operation, said at the time, “We are very interested to hear from anyone who thinks any of the dogs in the pictures may be theirs.

“Over the past few weeks, officers have been in contact with other police forces across the country and conducted a series of other investigations to determine where the dogs might have come from.”

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