Dog collared puncturing tyres on a canine crime spree

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Local villagers who were fed up of having their car tyres punctured by a mindless vandal decided to take the law into their own hands in a bid to catch the culprit.

After six months of having their tyres wrecked, the locals from Brampton, Cumbria, set up CCTV in the village of Brampton, Cumbria, hoping it would lead to the identity of the offender.

But they were surprised when they got their man….or rather a border collie named Jess.

The dog has been sinking her teeth into tyres while on a daily walk with her owner, leaving slow punctures and flat tyres in her wake, according to the report in the Western Morning News

Pc Simon Amos, from Cumbria Police, said: “These incidents have been happening for the past six months, with many residents being very upset at the thought of someone targeting them and causing the damage deliberately.

“The dog had been seen approaching the cars and many believe that she was just sniffing at the tyres. It isn’t until you take a closer look, that you can see her biting the tyres.

“The owner has been contacted and has been very surprised and also apologetic about the whole situation. He will be now keeping Jess on a lead.

“We know that there may be other residents or visitors that may not have reported any damage to their tyres. We want to reassure them that the culprit has been identified and hopefully the damage will stop.”

Denna Bowman, Head Office

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