Watch: Emotional moment stolen Edinburgh chihuahua Tinkerbell is reunited with owner

A beloved dog which was snatched from her owner in dramatic scenes on Princes Street has been returned safe and well by a kind stranger.

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 12:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 1:22 pm

Yesterday Laila Hepburn told the Evening News how a woman stole Tinkerbell the chihuahua out of her arms on Sunday evening.

The distraught family offered a £500 reward for her safe return.

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The emotional moment stolen pooch Tinkerbell was reunited with Laila Hepburn. Pictures: Laila Hepburn

A video of the moment the tiny canine is reunited with Laila shows the dogs tail wagging with excitement.

Generous stranger

She said: "Someone sent a picture of their 'new puppy', realising that it was actually a stolen dog.

"The man was supposed to be paying for her last night so he didn't, and now she's been returned to us.

"He also turned down the reward and said she should just be home.

"All the way home on the bus people were looking and saying that they'd seen the story. And Marley, our other dog, was so excited to see her."

Following the theft a police spokesman said: "We were called around 7.10pm on Sunday, November 24 following reports of a theft of a dog on Princess Street. Enquiries are ongoing."