A Wakefield man has been left heartbroken after his  beloved pet dog  was stolen from outside a shop

Flora, a female Cocker Spaniel, was believed to have been stolen from outside the Co-op store, in Outwood, after the owner called for a few essentials on Monday at  around 16:15

Tuesday, 19th January 2021, 4:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th January 2021, 5:00 pm
Flora was stolen from Wakefield on Monday, January 18.

And now owner Tony has been left devastated after being separated from the dog which he adored.

A Facebook group has been created to help find Flora.

Posting on the page members wrote: "Tony lives alone and like many others has found the last nine months incredibly lonely due to coronavirus restrictions.

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Posters have been displayed around Wakefield.

"Walking Flora is the highlight of his day and helped him cope."

Thousands of people have joined the group and the search to find Flora and bring her home safely.

For more information and updates visit the Facebook page here.Anyone with any information should contact West Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting reference WYP-20210118-1195 or text 07483800618.