A DOG owner fears his beloved pet was stolen from his place of work and killed.
Ebony, a black and white Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Border Collie cross, was snatched last Tuesday at 1.30pm.
Owner, Sunny Tailor, had left Ebony tied up in her usual place at Keelers Service Centre, a garage in Harrow Road, Wembley, while he was carrying out an MoT.
After noticing Ebony had been taken, the 21-year-old went to check the CCTV to see if the thief had been caught on camera.
He passed this image over to the Observer in the hope someone may recognise this man captured on CCTV walking with what he believes is his dog.
Since Ebony was taken, Mr Tailor has been handing out posters and stopping people in the street to see if anybody has seen his dog.
But it did not look hopeful last Thursday night after he spoke to a man who works at the Veolia Rubbish depot, in Alperton, who explained a dog matching Ebony's description had been
brought into the dump dead. He told Mr Tailor that the dog looked like it had been stabbed.
The distraught owner is now praying that Ebony is still alive and is appealing to anyone who may have seen her to come forward with information and to return his dog.
He said: "I haven't been able to sleep. She is only eight-months-old so she is still a pup. I just can't believe someone could do this.
"The CCTV camera was always on Ebony and after checking the film you can see a black man, in his 30s, wearing a dark green jumper and jacket who comes into the MoT bay. He crouches down and drags Ebony across the ground.
"I just want her back. I have had her since she was eight-weeks-old. Someone out there must know what happened to her."
Ebony was wearing a black collar with silver bones when she was taken. Anyone with information is asked to call Mr Tailor on 07907 718 452.