THREE pug puppies have been stolen from a flat after a burglary North Yorkshire Police have revealed.

An appeal has been made for information to help find the 12 week-old femal puppies which were taken from a flat in the Bilton area of Harrogate between 11pm and midnight on Saturday December 1. Police particularly want to hear from anyone who may have been offered a pug puppy.

No photographs have been issued but one of the pugs is fawn, another has a black face with a pink smudge and an umbilical hernia, the third is a distinctive silver colour also with an umbilical hernia.

Police believe the offenders could be from West Yorkshire. Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, ask for the Harrogate Serious Crime Team and quote reference 12180224233