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Woman recovers £18k diamond eaten by dog

8 January 2014 Last updated at 15:40 GMT

An Exmouth woman has recovered the diamond from her £18,000 ring after it was swallowed by a police training dog.

Angie Collins, 51, had to sift through two days-worth of dog waste before the finding the gem on Christmas Day.

The German Shepherd, called Jack, swallowed the diamond after chewing the ring - which belonged to Mrs Collins' late mother.

Mrs Collins, a police dog trainer, told BBC Radio 5 live's Drive: "It was absolutely fantastic as I'd actually given up all hope of finding it.... It makes it even more precious to me now."