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Barney the dog who went missing after fatal road accident found after search goes viral

A dog whose disappearance went viral on social media has been found.

Barney, a three-year-old cockapoo, ran off after Jennifer Lowden, 72, died in a road accident on the A374 on the outskirts of Torpoint, south-east Cornwall on January 25.

Devon and Cornwall Police launched a social media campaign to find Barney and his tragic story captured the hearts of the public online.

The appeal by Torpoint Police was viewed more than 70,000 times and the hashtag #findbarney trended on Twitter.

Estate agent Tean Gardiner found the dog near Home Farm in Wilcove.

Pc Jonny Williams, of Torpoint Police, said Barney was "bedraggled but alive" and had been reunited with his family.

"Awesome news and so many people should be proud. The family are so pleased," he added.

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