HOPES have been raised that a missing sheepdog at the centre of a nationwide search may have been spotted.
Blake, who went missing with a five-week-old lamb, called Bella, in Nottinghamshire last Monday, may have been seen on Hayling Island over the past few days.
Owner Natalie Haywood has been contacted by people from the West Town area who believe that they may have spotted Blake.
The mother-of-two’s appeal has been shared across the country as the search to find the duo continues.
Blake went missing from his home in Perlethorpe, Nottinghamshire last Monday along with Bella, who was taken in from a neighbouring farm just over a month ago.
The duo have been inseparable ever since, with Bella believing Blake is her mum.
Miss Haywood said: ‘I have been contacted by a few people who have said they have seen a dog that matches Blake’s description.
‘We are desperate for any information at all and just hope that this may be Blake that has been seen. We have high hopes that they are in the area.’
Anyone who has seen the pair can contact the newsdesk on (023) 9262 2118.