Denzel and Welly stolen dogs

Police say three people have now been charged by officers investigating dog thefts in Nantwich.

Officers arrested a man, woman and a teenage boy at a house in Stoke-on-Trent after recovering two stolen black Labradors which were taken from Nantwich town centre on Saturday.

Thirty-seven-year-old man Malachy Doherty, 28-year-old woman Mary Docherty and a 14-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were arrested at an address in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, on March 30.

They have all since been charged with theft.

The charge relates to the theft of two black Labradors Denzel and Welly from outside a Marks & Spencer store in Beam Street, Nantwich.

The dogs, stolen shortly after 6pm on Saturday 27 March, were recovered from the Tunstall area of Stoke-on-Trent and reunited with their owners.

Doherty, of McKinley Street, Tunstall; Docherty, of Metcalfe Road, Tunstall; and the 14-year-old boy have all been remanded in custody.

They are all set to appear at Warrington Magistrates’ Court later today (Wednesday March 31).

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