Live updates

Sniffer dog gets awarded

Lance Corporal Liam Tasker and Theo in action in Afghanistan
Lance Corporal Liam Tasker and Theo in action in Afghanistan Credit: Ministry of Defence/PA Archive/Press Association Images

An army search dog who died after his handler was killed in Afghanistan will be awarded a posthumous medal today.

Springer spaniel Theo, who trained with Lance Corporal Liam Tasker at RAF North Luffenham in Rutland, will receive the PDSA Dickin Medal, known as the animals' equivalent of the Victoria Cross.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Today's top stories