A HEARTBROKEN Stourport teenager has been reunited with her beloved pet dog six months after he was suspected stolen.

West Highland terrier and shih-tzu cross Bobby disappeared from Martley Road in the Areley Kings area of Stourport on May 29, leaving her then 12-year-old owner Cerys Jones distraught.

The family launched an extensive search to bring Bobby home, with help from local police, the RSPCA, Dogs Lost, and Dogs on the Streets, and a Facebook page was set up which attracted more than 1,000 members.

Posters were put up in shop windows across Wyre Forest and beyond and more than £200 was donated to a Go Fund Me page to help with the cost of the search.

After a positive sighting in Birmingham by one of the Get Bobby Home members, police managed to trace him and Bobby was reunited with his family on Wednesday.

Cerys' grandmother Cynthia Jones, who lives in Wolverley, said: "I had a call from the police on Wednesday to say they had got him and I still can't believe it.

"Cerys was at netball her dad Kim left work and went and fetched her and sat her down at home while we waited for the police.

"As soon as the police woman walked in with Bobby she screamed and gave him the biggest hug.

Kidderminster Shuttle:

"She keeps saying she feels like she's in a dream and that she'll wake up and be back in the nightmare of him being missing.

"Cerys is a resilient little girl but she's been very heartbroken inside.

"She holds it together but once she saw Bobby she just cried. She went to bed with him tight in her arms and slept next to him all night."

Cynthia added: "I never gave up hope that we would get him home. I made a promise to Cerys the day he went missing that I would get her dog back and I wasn't going to let my grandchild down."

Bobby has since had a check up at the vets, where he was found to have a minor skin condition and severely matted fur.

Cynthia said: "Everyone at the vets treated him like a celebrity. We've been stopped in the streets because everyone knows who he is. The response from the people of Wyre Forest has been incredible."

Cerys is now more determined than ever to achieve her dream of becoming a police dog handler.

West Mercia and West Midlands Police has been approached for comment.