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The missing cockapoo that forced police to close part of M6 leaves family heartbroken

Buster has been on the run for almost a month now but no one can seem to catch him and his owners are increasingly worried

Charlotte Regen

Posted 3 months ago

The owners of a cockapoo giving everyone the run around are desperate to see him home safe after he reportedly forced part of the M6 to close last month.

A pet going missing is every dog owners worst nightmare but imagine if they kept showing up only to prove near impossible to catch - that's exactly what is happening to one family at the moment.

Claire Nicholas has been on the hunt for her brother's dog, Buster, for almost a month.

He has been causing havoc over the last few weeks which even saw the M6 slip road get closed, Claire claims.

The six-year-old went missing from his Birmingham home on June 19 and it's believed he escaped through the front door when his owner left to go out.

She also believes he has managed to escape the grips of police who may have came close to catching him.

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Speaking to TeamDogs about the turbulent time trying to bring him back home, Claire claims: "The police had to close the M6 slip road on June 27 because he got onto the motorway but he then got away.

"We think Buster is lying low. We had a camera set up at one of the places where he was last seen but that didn't show us anything. He is a really nervous dog, if he sees anyone he will just run."

Over the last few weeks, there have been numerous sightings of Buster near the M6 and the River Tame but no one has managed to securely capture buster. Claire says the whole ordeal is breaking her family's hearts.

On June 27, Birmingham Live reported Traffic officers were sent out to deal with a dog running loose near on the M6 motorway.

The slip road at junction 5 for Castle Bromwich was closed for almost an hour as officers tried to bring the animal to safety.

Highways England tweeted that the road was "currently CLOSED due to animals in the carriageway".

Although a witness tweeted saying they thought the dog looked like a black labradoodle, Claire believes this was Buster.

She added: "It's just heartbreaking and the whole family miss him so much and just want him home. He is such a timid little boy and to know he is out there scared and for so long it really is heartbreaking."

She says that Buster is very nervous and will flee if you approach him so if anyone does spot him they should call her on 07944883932 and tell her the location or nearest landmark.

TeamDogs contacted West Midlands Police but they did not provide comment at the time of publishing.


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