Pet owner Andrew Summerfield has been jailed for 26 weeks by Colchester Magistrates for killing his dog Barney.
Summerfield admitted shooting the bull terrier 10 times then hitting him with a meat cleaver.
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Dry with warm sunny spells for most after a cloudy start in some areas
Two men have been stabbed in attacks in Luton town centre. Police have closed off two roads while they investigate the crimes.
It may start cloudy near coasts but the sun should break through, especially in the West.