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15-year-old tortoise Victor returned to family after theft

August 11, 2019
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Officers were delighted to return a family pet tortoise after he was stolen from a back garden in Worksop on 23 July 2019.

'Victor' was returned back to the family this week after some great team-work by officers.

A 38-year-old man was arrested, voluntarily interviewed and a community resolution was agreed by the victim.

The teenage tortoise was located following searches on the offender’s mobile phone which revealed the family pet was sold to a woman locally.

PC Dean Fenton said: "The family is clearly delighted and it's great to have a happy ending after some great work by local officers. Obviously family pets are really sentimental, so it was fantastic to see smiles back on the families’ faces after a stressful time."

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