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Ex-journalist calls for death of husky which killed her pet dog

A retired journalist has called for the death of a husky which killed her pet dog in a park – amid fears a human could be its next victim.

Dianne Gibbons, who worked at Stoke daily The Sentinel for 54 years, has made the call for the animal to be destroyed after it savaged her bichon frise Gemma in a park last month.

Dianne told her old newspaper that Gemma, pictured, had “transformed” her life following her retirement in 2016, but vets had to put the pet to sleep after the attack in Burslem Park, Stoke-on-Trent, on 23 May.

Staffordshire Police has confirmed that a file has been passed on to the Crown Prosecution Service over the incident.

Gemma dog

Dianne, 75, told The Sentinel: “I’m so upset, she meant everything to me. I loved her to pieces. She transformed my life after I retired.

“She was the light of my life and everything I had in this world. She was my reason to live.

“This husky needs to be put down. It’s had a taste of blood now and it could be a child next.”

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “A woman has been voluntarily interviewed following an incident involving two dogs at Burslem Park on 23 May.

“A file has been sent to the CPS and we await a decision.”

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  • June 13, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Sad for both dog owners, pets are family. Were there no signs that this dog was out of control?

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