Woman with MS has dog stolen in west London – man caught on CCTV with dog

CCTV thought to have captured man carrying a dog close by

A woman suffering from Multiple Sclerosis has had her dog snatched from her, after being mugged in the early hours in west London. It’s believed that a man has been spotted on CCTV carrying a dog close by after the theft.

Lyndsay Andersson, aged 58, who’s a retired barrister, was taking her dog Leon for a walk when the ambush took place in Shepherd’s Bush Green on Wednesday, February 15.

MS sufferer, Lyndsay, left the 24-hour convenience store, on Uxbridge Road, at around 3am. She was pushed from behind and the thief ran off with the German Spitz, who was still on his lead.

Leon had been living with Ms Andersson for over two years, after a friend recommended him to her to help with the MS.

Ms Andersson reported it to the police, who brought to her attention that CCTV footage has captured a man with a dog at at Londis store nearby but she hasn’t yet seen the footage.

It’s believed that the dog thief ran off across the Edward Woods Estate, so missing dog posters are being put up in the area. An appeal for help has also been put on the Doglost website in the hope of finding Leon safe and well.

Ms Andersson hasn’t been able to stop crying, or sleep since her little ‘handbag’ companion and assistance dog Leon was stolen.

“Leon is well known in the area and local residents will be shocked at what has happened. Leon is not a ‘possession’ and this is not just another attack,” said Paddy Driscoll from Teamwork Training.


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