A COCKER spaniel, allegedly stolen from kennels in West Lothian last Thursday afternoon, was found tied to a lamppost in Musselburgh later the same day.

The four-year-old bitch called Lynie was taken, along with two four-month-old cocker spaniel pups, from kennels in a farm near Broxburn.

It is thought she was dropped off in the Honest Toun by a black car.

Owner Joy Maclean was reunited with Lynie after an appeal on Facebook led her to Musselburgh.


One of the pups Louis, a blue roan, was discovered running loose by a jogger between Blackridge and Armadale in West Lothian on Saturday afternoon but Prince, an orange roan, is still missing.

Joy said Lynie is not the pups' mother and they are unrelated, although are firm friends, having been together since they were eight weeks old.

They are all microchipped.

She paid tribute to members of the public for their help in the search for the dogs, saying Lynie and Louis were fine after their ordeal.

She added: "People have been so vigilant, so thanks to everyone. We are really concerned about Prince."

Anyone who has information about Prince is being asked to contact Police Scotland or 07775 534746.