A DOG has been found after she was stolen from outside a Southampton shop. 

Police in Totton say they identified a person as having Violet after she was stolen in the city around two months ago. 

After making enquiries and follow-up phone calls, the individual is said to have handed Violet over to officers. 

The police then made contact with the owner and arranged for them to be reunited this afternoon at Totton Police Station.

In a Facebook post, a spokesperson said: "Highlight of the day was managing to recover a stolen dog. Violet here was stolen from outside a shop in Southampton approximately two months ago.

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"Following enquiries and follow-up phone calls, a person had been identified as having the dog.

"They were contacted and handed Violet over to our officers, who then made contact with the original victim and arranged for them to attend Totton police station this afternoon to be reunited.

"A good job well done with a nice outcome! P.S she’s a really happy dog, the picture is a little deceiving!"

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