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Updated: West Mercia Police is appealing for information after a report of a concern for safety in Herefordshire

Update: Monday 12 June, 2017 4pm

Searches were called off in Ross-on-Wye yesterday afternoon after there was no sight of a person in the river and no report of a missing person in the area. The dog managed to get out of the river unaided and ran off despite attempts from rescue personnel.

A member of the public contacted police just after 10.30am today (Sunday, 11 June) after seeing an abandoned dog on an island by the River Wye, opposite Wilton Hall, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.

The dog's behaviour on the larger northern island opposite the hall, indicated that its owner had possibly entered the river and a short time later the dog also entered the river.

Police searches are ongoing to trace both the owner and the dog. West Midlands Fire & Rescue and the National Police Air Service are also assisting with the search.

The dog is described as a yellow Labrador Retriever and Airedale Terrier cross, wearing a red collar with a silver disc.

If you have any information which could help police, please contact them on telephone 101 quoting reference 248s of 11 June 2017.

Issued: Sunday 11 June 1.30pm Helen Blake, Corporate Communications

Published 12/06/17