NEW Eltham thieves stole a van with two dogs in the back last night.

The driver of the van, belonging to a dog walking service, is believed to have left his key in the ignition while he dropped one animal home in Avery Hill Road at 6pm.

While he did so, two men climbed inside the vehicle and drove off with it in the direction of the Avery Hill university campus.

Inside were a silver grey Weimaraner called Sonny and a five-year-old black Labradoodle called Harry.

Police say the van was a white Peugeot with the registration YB03 FOD.

There have been no arrests so far.

If you can help call police on 101.