A FLUFFY – and floppy – dog has been taken into police custody – in the hope of reuniting it with its owner.

The toy animal was spotted at the roadside by patrol officers who think it could have been dropped or accidentally thrown from a vehicle.

Anyone who recognises the toy that was found at the side of the westbound carriageway of the M27 at junction three to Southampton, can contact officers at Totton Roads Policing Unit on 101.