SIX missing puppies have been reunited with their mother after being stolen during a "callous robbery."

The newborn Staffordship cross pups were discovered by police at a property in Moston after being taken from a flat in Harpurhey yesterday.

They were all found "safe and well" and have now been reunited with their mother Zena. It was initially thought there were seven puppies stolen but police have since announced there were six.

A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and remains in custody for questioning.

The police investigation into the incident, which took place at a flat in Fernclough Road at around 9:30am yesterday, remains ongoing.

Officers are keen to speak with anyone who has information which can assist them.

Det Const Nick Kershaw of Greater Manchester Police’s City of Manchester division, said: “This has been a fast paced investigation and I am pleased to be able to say that last night, we attended at an address in Moston and recovered all six puppies.

“The puppies are all safe and well, and have been reunited with their mother, Zena, who was absolutely delighted to see them.

“It has been a huge effort from the team to reunite the puppies with their mother before the worst happened, however our investigation is not finished there and we are keen to speak with anyone who can help us.

“If you have information that you think may be of use to us, no matter how big or small, then I would encourage you to please contact the investigation team, or Crimestoppers.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 3985, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.