South Scotland

Lockerbie police investigate dog's death

A drugs sniffer dog has been called out to search an area of Lockerbie following the death of a seven-month-old Border Collie.

It came after an incident in the town on Sunday afternoon.

Two children had taken the dog, named Lucy, for a walk in the Cameron Close area after which it became unwell and subsequently died.

It was thought the animal may have eaten something but sniffer dog checks nearby have drawn a blank.

The Border Collie took ill after being taken for a walk and was taken to a local vet.

'Anything suspicious'

The pet was found to have a high temperature and a racing heart, and died overnight.

A police statement said: "At this stage the cause of death has not been confirmed and further examinations are planned to establish this.

"Early indications are that the dog may have ingested something when out in Cameron Close, and as a precaution, Police Scotland have searched the area around Cameron Close with a drugs sniffer dog, however this has drawn a blank.

"Environmental services have also been contacted and have examined the area for any evidence which may help in establishing the cause of death of the dog."

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the Cameron Close area of Lockerbie over the weekend and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious.

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