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Two dogs killed in suspected Teesside arson attack

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Two dogs have died after a suspected arson attack on Teesside.

Police are appealing for witnesses in connection with the attack on a South Bank allotment during the early hours of Saturday 23rd July.

Three vehicles were set on fire, with the fire spreading to a nearby shed containing 20 pigeons and two family pet dogs.

One was a five year old husky named Skye and a small terrier named Pippa both died in the fire along with the 20 pigeons.

A 28-yr- old local man has been arrested and is currently being interviewed regarding the incident.


Allardyce 'honoured' by England appointment

Sam Allardyce has been officially named as England manager Credit: Football Association

I am extremely honoured to be appointed England manager especially as it is no secret that this is the role I have always wanted. For me, it is absolutely the best job in English football.

I will do everything I can to help England do well and give our nation the success our fans deserve. Above all, we have to make the people and the whole country proud.

While my main focus will be on the senior team and getting positive results, I want to add my influence to the great work being done across the development teams at St. George’s Park – a facility I have used with my previous clubs.

I know we have talented, committed players and it is time for us to deliver.

– Sam Allardyce, England manager


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