A missing dog that left his devoted owners “beside themselves with worry” and fearing he has been stolen has been found after almost a week of searching.

Charlie, a German Wirehaired Pointer described as “a great big, seven stone bear of a dog” who is “super friendly,” had been missing from the Truro Hill area of Penryn since Tuesday last week (August 31).

As a result his family had been afraid that Charlie could have been stolen.

Friend Stephanie Croce was part of a group that had formed to help co-ordinate the search while Charlie was being looked for by his owner, who also runs a dog rescue charity.

She said at the weekend: “His owner is a local lady who is absolutely devoted to him and beside herself with worry.

"As time goes on there is a strong possibility that he may have been stolen as he does not usually wander.

“He is a very much loved family member."

An additional concern was that Charlie has epilepsy.

However, this morning the news has been received that Charlie has been found.

Stephanie said: "His owner received a call on the dedicated rescue number last night [Monday] from a man who had found him wandering on the road in the Mylor area.

"She immediately drove out to meet him and it was indeed Charlie, in great condition and delighted to see his mum."

She thanked everyone who had been part of the search for Charlie, adding: "There has been an amazing response from the local community in helping with the search.”

Saturday saw a co-ordinated search being carried out involving local people giving up their time to help.

All the local dog lost groups were involved and heat sensitive drones were also used.

Local farmers also gave permission for their land to be accessed and were keeping a watch out whilst harvesting.