Army sniffer dog to get animal version of Victoria Cross

An Army sniffer dog who died of a seizure shortly after his handler was killed in Afghanistan will posthumously receive the highest Military Honour available to animals today.

Theo died shortly after Lance Corporal Liam Tasker was shot dead in March 2011.

Corporal Tasker's mother, Jane Duffy, will watch his canine colleagues accept the PDSA Dickin Medal - the animal equivalent to the Victoria Cross - on his behalf.

ITV News' Paul Davies reports.

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Army sniffer dog gallantry award

An Army sniffer dog who died of a seizure soon after his handler was killed in Afghanistan is to receive a posthumous award today for his gallantry and devotion. Theo died shortly after Lance Corporal Liam Tasker was shot dead in March 2011.