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 Man in court over Darlington puppy theft


​A MAN has appeared at court in connection with a burglary in which a French bulldog puppy was stolen.

Aidan Blareau appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (November 24) charged with two counts of aggravated burglary.

The 25-year-old, of Elvet Place, Darlington, did not enter any pleas and was remanded in custody to appear at Teesside Crown Court on December 21.

The ten-week-old puppy, named Violet, was taken from a house in Hundens Lane, in Darlington, on the evening of October 31.

Despite extensive enquiries, she has still not been found.

Anyone with any information on her whereabouts should contact Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting incident number 451 of October 31.