A DOG which was in the back of his owner's car when it was stolen has been found following a search by police.

The black cocker spaniel called Quinn was in a grey Ford Mondeo stolen from West Tanfield, between Bedale and Ripon at 3pm on Monday (April 14).

North Yorkshire Police arrested a man in Leeds in connection with the theft.

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Quinn and the stolen Ford Mondeo were found in Ripon today (Tuesday, April 15).

The dog was taken to a vet's surgery for a check up.

Missing police staff uniform and identification also in the car when it was taken have been recovered.

Detective Constable Karen Barugh, of Northallerton CID, said the dog is a treasured family pet.