Emma Bunton tweets of 'terrible news' after dog is found

Emma Bunton's chocolate brown Labrador Phoebe. Photo: @EmmaBunton/Twitter

Emma Bunton, who made an emotional plea for the safe return of her "beloved" dog, has tweeted that her pet has been found but it is "terrible news."

The former Spice Girl had offered a reward to anyone that found her chocolate brown Labrador Phoebe.

But Bunton later tweeted:

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To all the amazing people who supported us at this horrible time Our precious phoebe has been found and its terrible news, we are devastated

Phoebe, described as a "gentle" dog who was microchipped, went missing on Monday during a walk on Hadley Wood Common in north London.

Phoebe went missing on Monday during a walk on Hadley Wood Common. Credit: @EmmaBunton/Twitter

Bunton had appealed to her Twitter followers for help in finding her pet and said she was "in bits" after the dog's disappearance.

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My gorgeous brown Labrador went missing on daily walk, she will be so scared please look out around east barnet, Hadley wood, Trent park

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Her name is phoebe!! She is so gentle, please look out for her. ????

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I'm in bits, thank you for all your reassuring messages! Please keep looking.

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I still haven't found my beloved chocolate Labrador, please let me know any info, there will be a reward.

The singer and Heart FM Breakfast Show presenter teamed up with DogLost, a free service which aims to help reunite missing dogs with their owners.