- Tyne Tees
An army search dog killed in Afghanistan along with her handler, who's from Newcastle, is to receive the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross.
Sasha will be posthumously awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal, at a ceremony today.
The labrador and her handler, Lance Corporal Kenneth Rowe, from West Moor, died in 2008, when they were ambushed on patrol.
Sasha died alongside her handler, Newcastle soldier Lance Corporal Kenneth Rowe.
Army search dog Sasha, who died alongside her handler in Afghanistan, will be honoured with the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross.