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This is how you can help reunite stolen dogs found at Orpington traveller site with their owners

Sixteen stolen dogs recovered during a raid at a traveller site still need to be re-united with their owners - and now police want your help.

The animals were found, alongside weapons, stolen vehicles and more than £100,00 in cash, during the raid at the site in Orpington.

These 16 dogs still need to find their owners (42205041)
These 16 dogs still need to find their owners (42205041)

Many of the stolen dogs were swiftly reunited with their owners as they had ID microchips but 17 had no details.

One has since been reunited with its owners thanks to some swift detective work, but the remaining 16 still need to find their way back home.

A spokesman for Bromley police said the incident was 'a fantastic reason why you should ID chip your pets.'

One dog has been returned home (42205043)
One dog has been returned home (42205043)

Anybody who can identify any of the dogs is asked to call 101 and quote Operation Medusa.

Seventeen air weapons, a rifle, BB gun, a musket, tear gas and rounds of homemade ammunition were also found during the raid.

Six men and one woman have so far been arrested - with ages ranging from 19 to 59 years of age.

Commander Kyle Gordon, the gold commander for the operation, said: “We have already found a number of weapons and other items of interest following this significant operation, and our searches at the site will continue.

“A firearm seized by police represents a weapon that is not in the hands of someone who might use it to harm others, and commit crime.

“Every officer across the Met – from local neighbourhoods teams all the way up to our specialist crime investigators – is focused on bringing those responsible for violence on the streets of London to justice, to keep our communities safe."

The huge raid - one of Met Police's largest this year - involved highly trained Counter Terrorism Specialist Firearms Officers.

Officers had discovered a series of crimes, which were believed to be carried out by suspects linked to the location, during months of investigating.

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