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.
More top news
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a fatal stabbing in Bury St Edmunds.
Dry with warm sunny spells, the best of these during the morning
The former MP turned celebrity ED Balls has received an honorary degree from the University of East Anglia where his father was a lecturer.