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UK: Dog missing for 8 months found inside Manchester airport

"We don't know how he got there to be honest. It looks like he escaped from their garden eight months ago," Greater Manchester Police's Airport team, said.

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A dog in the UK, who was missing from home for eight months, was reunited with his owner after he was found wandering around an airport terminal.

Airport staff called police when they discovered Diesel wandering around Terminal 1 of Manchester Aiport in England last week. Two police community support officers (PCSOs) chased after the pooch and managed to capture him, despite one of the officers falling over in the process, the Manchester Evening News reported.

Luckily, the dog, was microchipped and police were able to trace the owner, a woman living in Salford. The distance between Manchester Airport and Salford is about 25 kilometer. His owner rushed to the airport to collect him and has taken the canine back to his home.

“We don’t know how he got there to be honest. It looks like he escaped from their garden eight months ago,” Sergeant Steven Jameson, from Greater Manchester Police’s Airport team, said. “They are not based near the airport. He was presumed lost or otherwise,” he added.

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“He is the friendliest, daftest, sweetest dog and we all loved having him here. Our job allows us to deal with a variety of situations but this is definitely a first and it’s a tale we will never forget,” Jameson added. “We have no idea how Diesel got here, maybe he wanted a nice holiday away, but we currently have no leads as to what he’s been up to for the last eight months,” he said.

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“I am so pleased we found his family. His owner was in complete shock when we called her and she couldn’t stop crying and it was lovely to see them reunited.” It remains a mystery as to where Diesel has been for eight months and how he came to be the airport, but police said he appeared to be in good health. The puppy went missing after he escaped from his owner’s garden in February. Airport police have said the incident stresses the importance of having dogs microchipped.