POLICE are investigating the disappearance of a pet tortoise in the West View area of Hartlepool.
The animal is said to have vanished on Saturday, August 9, and its owners believe it has been stolen.
The Hartlepool Integrated Neighbourhood team posted on their Facebook page: “It is possible that a tortoise has been taken from an address in the upper part of West View.
“It is described as being black and green in colour and is of the Horsefield breed.”
Anyone with information about the tortoise can call Hartlepool Police on 101 or visit the police team at their office in Miers Avenue.