Northern Ireland

Codie, the collie dog who was set on fire, is put to sleep

Burned dog
Image caption Codie, a three-year-old collie dog, was doused with flammable liquid and set on fire

Codie, a collie dog who was set on fire in County Antrim, two weeks ago, has died.

The three-year-old suffered serious injuries after it was doused with flammable liquid and set alight in Maghaberry.

She was put to sleep on Saturday night.

Her owners posted on the Justice for Codie the dog Facebook page on Sunday that she had been getting worse from Friday and the vets had tried everything they could.

"We are all gutted, but we know she was suffering and was only going to get even worse," the statement added.

Two people, arrested in connection with the attack, have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

A police investigation is continuing.

PSNI Lisburn described the news as "tragic" on their Facebook page and said: "We would like to remind everyone that police are dealing with the matter, and two people have already been arrested.

"All evidence takes an amount of time to process, and when the investigation is complete the matter will be forwarded to the PPS.

"We would appeal for calm."

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