Pickles: the dog that found the stolen World Cup


In 1966 host nation England won the football World Cup.

But the national team very nearly had no trophy to raise after triumphing over Germany in a memorable final.

In the run-up to the tournament, the cup was on display in central London when it was stolen from right under the noses of a round-the-clock police guard.

The police investigation into the theft quickly turned to farce with a flat-footed Scotland Yard failing to find the cup.

Dog Pickles put the police to shame when he sniffed out the missing trophy while on his daily walk.

Owner Dave Corbett recalls how he and Pickles became national heroes for returning the Jules Rimet Trophy to its rightful place.

Finding the World Cup enabled Dave to buy his house and changed his life.

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