A lost dog found its way back home after going missing for eight days.

Grey terrier cross Benny was reunited with his owner after numerous sightings and police involvement following his ‘great escape’ eight days ago.

Benny, who has a distinctive white flash on his chest, jumped from the car in Linster Grove, Borehamwood on June 16 at around 1pm.

A woman was seen knocking on doors in Linster Grove around 45 minutes later, asking if anyone recognised the dog, before taking him away.

Friends of Benny’s owner, who is believed to be an elderly woman, took to social media to try and find her dog, with a number of sightings reported around the town.

One, Sarah Potter posted his picture on all the Facebook groups after the person looking for him on the first day he got lost.

She said: "Gradually everyone shared his picture and everyone was looking for him. This just shows the power of social media."

Borehamwood police then launched an appeal following reports that the missing dog had been seen with two women entering Pets at Home in Borehamwood Shopping Park.

After issuing a still image from the shop’s CCTV, Benny was located within a few hours and reunited with his owner.

Area co-ordinator for the Dog Lost website, ‘Aunt Stef’, said: “Benny is fine, thank goodness, and can now be back where he belongs, with his owner.

“Thank you for all the shares, retweets, searching and concern. This little dog is now home because of this. And thank you to Borehamwood Police for their major part in getting Benny back to his owner.”