Canvey couple fear burglars killed or stole their beloved dog during break-in

Lynn Seabrook and Terry Proctor whose Boston Terrier, Frank, has gone missing

Lynn Seabrook and Terry Proctor whose Boston Terrier, Frank, has gone missing

First published in News

A DISTRAUGHT couple fear their feisty and much-loved pet was either killed or stolen by burglars as he tried to protect their home.

The thieves broke into Terry Proctor and Lynn Seabrook’s house and ransacked their bedroom in May Avenue, Canvey, after they had left for work.

Although they got away with nothing of monetary value, the couple’s four-year-old Boston Terrier, Frank, was nowhere to be seen when Mr Proctor, 49, discovered the break-in on Tuesday, November 13.

“Frank’s quite firey and would have gone for them,” Mr Proctor said.

“He’s only about 13 or 14ins off the ground, but he will have a go, he’s not frightened of anything and will protect his property.

“Nothing else was taken, I think they came looking for cash and jewellery on the off chance, but I’m more worried about the dog.”

Ms Seabrook, 50, found traces of blood and saliva on a set of french doors in the house on Wednesday, November 14 and the couple now think Frank was either thrown against the door and killed or has been bagged up and taken away by the criminals.

They were hoping police would return to test the samples to find out if they were human or animal, but were disappointed when they were allegedly told no one would be going back.

However, an Essex Police spokesman said: “Scenes of crime officers (SOCO) were due to go back to the house yesterday, November 15 to look at the samples found after the burglary.

“It is terrible that these criminals may have either harmed or stolen a much loved pet. We will be working with the couple and hope to publicise a photo to see if anyone has seen or heard anything about Frank.”

So far there has been no sign of Frank and no one has come forward with information despite Mr Proctor’s desperate appeals.

He added: “I’ve been everywhere looking for him. I thought he might have got frightened and run off, but no one’s seen him. We’re absolutely distraught.”

The break-in happened between 9am and 10am.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact Essex Police on 101.

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11:48am Mon 19 Nov 12

blackheart says...

Firey? Do you mean fiery?
Firey? Do you mean fiery? blackheart
  • Score: -3

12:33pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

An awful story!
An awful story! Olivia2847
  • Score: 1

1:28pm Mon 19 Nov 12

emcee says...

Quote: "They were hoping police would return to test the samples to find out if they were human or animal, but were disappointed when they were allegedly told no one would be going back."
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Absolutely atrocious. A police complaint needs to be lodged as the police have refuse to do anything that may lead to the arrest of the burglars.
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Quote: "However, an Essex Police spokesman said: “Scenes of crime officers (SOCO) were due to go back to the house yesterday, November 15 to look at the samples found after the burglary."
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Hmmm... I wonder why they changed their minds. I only hope the evidence has not been cleaned up since.
Quote: "They were hoping police would return to test the samples to find out if they were human or animal, but were disappointed when they were allegedly told no one would be going back." - Absolutely atrocious. A police complaint needs to be lodged as the police have refuse to do anything that may lead to the arrest of the burglars. - Quote: "However, an Essex Police spokesman said: “Scenes of crime officers (SOCO) were due to go back to the house yesterday, November 15 to look at the samples found after the burglary." - Hmmm... I wonder why they changed their minds. I only hope the evidence has not been cleaned up since. emcee
  • Score: 5

2:55pm Mon 19 Nov 12

joeyjojo says...

Apparently the poor dog was washed up on shoebury beach over the weekend. What's wrong with these morans killing a poor dog that's just protecting his rightful property.
Apparently the poor dog was washed up on shoebury beach over the weekend. What's wrong with these morans killing a poor dog that's just protecting his rightful property. joeyjojo
  • Score: 3

3:57pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Brunning999 says...

joeyjojo wrote:
Apparently the poor dog was washed up on shoebury beach over the weekend. What's wrong with these morans killing a poor dog that's just protecting his rightful property.
If that is true then that is truly dreadful.

Will our CJS take that into account IF and that's a big IF the lowlife scum are ever caught.

The little dog deserves an award if it died defending home!
[quote][p][bold]joeyjojo[/bold] wrote: Apparently the poor dog was washed up on shoebury beach over the weekend. What's wrong with these morans killing a poor dog that's just protecting his rightful property.[/p][/quote]If that is true then that is truly dreadful. Will our CJS take that into account IF and that's a big IF the lowlife scum are ever caught. The little dog deserves an award if it died defending home! Brunning999
  • Score: 6

4:39pm Mon 19 Nov 12

nigel1 says...

Can we see a picture of the dog?
Can we see a picture of the dog? nigel1
  • Score: -8

8:03am Tue 20 Nov 12

miss canvey girl says...

Would love them to pop round to my house and see my 3 staffs and german shepherd,, see how big they are then,, I know this poor little doggy wouldnt have stood a chance with a good kick from this beast
What kind of sentance would you get for murder of an animal??
Would love them to pop round to my house and see my 3 staffs and german shepherd,, see how big they are then,, I know this poor little doggy wouldnt have stood a chance with a good kick from this beast What kind of sentance would you get for murder of an animal?? miss canvey girl
  • Score: 2

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