Heseltine: I did not strangle dog to death
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Heseltine: I did not strangle dog to death

Lord Heseltine says claims that he strangled his mother's dog are a "terrible misrepresentation of what happened".

Speaking to the PM programme, the former deputy prime minister said the dog, called Kim, turned on him when he checked a problem it had with its paw.

He had grabbed the choker chain around the dog's neck and it had gone limp and returned to normal. A vet had put down the dog the next day because the family feared it was dangerous.

  • 01 Nov 2016