Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham has been contacted by a number of concerned residents regarding the recent spate of dognapping incidents in the area.
As a dog owner Jon Cruddas MP shares the concerns raised by constituents and has been liaising with the local police to ascertain how prolific reports of dognapping are across Dagenham and Rainham. Residents have alleged that the Rush Green area, among others has been targeted.
Jon said: "these reports are very worrying, especially given the nature of some of the allegations which suggest pets being taken in the street. As a dog owner I know just how much our pets mean to us, so I am urging residents across the constituency to be aware and remain vigilant."
In the coming days Jon and his team expect to be updated by the police with figures and details of incidents in the constituency. Following this Jon will be working to ensure that all routes are explored to prevent these crimes in the future.
Jon added: "my constituents should not be in a position where they are fearful of taking the dog for a walk, and I will certainly be following this up. To help me get a clearer picture of the issue I hope residents will take the time to fill in the short survey on my website."
To take part in the survey on dog theft follow this link: https://joncruddas.org.uk/dog-theft