ESSEX officers are appealing to the public for assistance in locating a French Bulldog which was stolen in a house burglary in Halstead.

The incident occurred on May 24, when officers responded to reports of an aggravated burglary near Winston Way at approximately 8.20am.

During the break-in, the perpetrators absconded with the victim's beloved lilac and tan French Bulldog, Pearl.

In response, an immediate investigation was launched, and officers conducted extensive searches in an effort to locate the missing pet.

In connection with the ongoing investigation, two individuals have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

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However, they have since been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Essex Police is now reaching out to the community, seeking any information that may aid in the safe recovery of Pearl and contribute to the ongoing investigation. 

A spokesman from Essex Police said: "If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us.

"You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

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"Visit to find out more about our website reporting services.

"Alternatively you can call us on 101.

"In an emergency always call 999.

"If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @CrimestoppersUK, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

"Please quote incident 42/92943/23 when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible."