Thursday 25 March 2021

BBC: Thames seal death: QC 'heartbroken' over attack by her dog

A barrister says she is "heartbroken" after her dog attacked a popular seal known as Freddie Mercury. 

The seal, named after the late Queen singer, had won the hearts of residents frolicking on the River Thames near Hammersmith Bridge in west London. 

But after the attack on Sunday, vets decided to put the young pup down as his injuries were so serious.

Dog owner Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC said she "apologises unreservedly" and will not face charges over the incident.

In a statement, the commercial barrister said: "I am heartbroken by this terrible accident. 

"As an animal lover, I fully understand the dismay that has been expressed."

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