Willem and Aleksandra Lauwers
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Crufts dog's death 'a horrible crime', says Belgian co-owner

The co-owners of Jagger, a dog who died after returning to Belgium from the Crufts dog show, have described the animal's death as ''a horrible crime''.

Co-owner Aleksandra Lauwers and her husband Willem said they did not believe the Irish setter's alleged poisoning was the act of a fellow exhibitor at Crufts.

''Hopefully Jagger was just the wrong dog, in the wrong place, at the wrong time, '' Willem Lauwers said in a statement to reporters.

The Kennel Club said it was awaiting a toxicology report from Belgian police.

  • 09 Mar 2015
  • From the section Europe
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