A St Albans business is offering a £1,000 reward for information that leads to the safe return of a stolen Jack Russell dog.

Charlie Mil-Homens, the manager of 123 Floor, said he and his team were "very touched" to read the story about a dog stolen from a garden shed in Dellfield in The St Albans & Harpenden Review.

The London Road business are now keen to do all they can to ensure the safe return of the male dog, aged two and a half years old.

The dog was stolen between 9pm on Wednesday, March 5, and 10.30am on Thursday, March 6.

Mr Mil-Homens said: "We are all dog lovers here and the story has touched everybody.

"This is not very nice. It is one thing losing an item but a dog is part of the family- it must be terrible for the owner.

"This is all about getting the dog back safely to its owners and we just want to help in any way that we can. We are offering a £1,000 reward for the safe return of this dog."

Mr Mil-Homens was prompted to offer the reward after receiving a call from his friend and Home Fix Direct manager Declan Curran, who owns a Jack Russell.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Gough via Hertfordshire Constabulary’s non-emergency number 101, citing crime reference F1/14/706. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.