Seven arrested in missing pets blackmail probe

Seven people have been arrested in Cumbria as part of an ongoing nationwide blackmail probe involving missing pets.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 5:54 pm

The arrests follow an investigation across 15 police forces after reports that people with missing animals had been targeted and blackmailed via social media for money.

Cumbria Police said it had identified 21 victims so far across the UK.

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Seven people have been arrested

They currently remain in police custody, police added.

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