A distraught dog owner is appealing for help after her beloved pet was stolen in a car theft.

Lana Hyman, who lives in Inner Park Road, Southfields, said her car was stolen was she quickly popped out in Lavender Hill, near Clapham Junction station, to use a cash machine.

Her beloved two-and-a-half-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, named Dollar, was sitting in the back seat as she saw her car being stolen on January 9.

Ms Hyman, 45, said: “I love my dog and all I want is to see him back again. He was my best friend and I’ve had him since he was a baby.

“If anyone has seen him, please get in touch - he is very recognisable with two different colour eyes.”

Dollar has one brown eye and one blue, has a white head and paws with a brown body and his tail is beige with a white tip.

If anyone has seen this dog they should contact the newsdesk on 020 8722 6333 and details will be passed on to Ms Hyman.