TWO stolen puppies have be reunited with their worried owners while one woman has been arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Officers were called to reports of a burglary in Dunmow and on arrival found that two terriers had been stolen.

PC Joe Whitehead and a colleague attended a potential suspect’s house and arrested a 52-year-old woman from Dunmow on suspicion of burglary.

She has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

After making enquiries, PC Whitehead and his colleague were able to locate the puppies and take them to Dunmow police station while he got in touch with the owners.

While waiting for their owners to collect them, the two pups lapped up the attention they were getting at the station.

When the owners arrived they thanked the officers for finding them and for looking after them.

PC Joe Whitehead said: "Burglary can have a big impact on victims and being in a position to apprehend the suspect and return these stolen puppies was a very rewarding experience.

"The puppies did not seem distressed and we had great fun keeping them entertained until their worried owners were able to collect them."