Burglars batter family dog with TV remote as terrified teen cowers in bedroom

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Evil yobs battered a dog with a TV remote and left her for dead while a terrified teenager was barricaded in her bedroom.

The thugs are still at large nearly two weeks after the attack, which left the beloved family pet, Princess, fighting for her life.

When the crooks walked into the property in Bilston, West Midlands, the 16-year-old girl, who was home alone, ran upstairs, hid in the bedroom and rang her mum for help.

The six-year-old chug – a cross between a chihuahua and pug – was left in a pool of blood as the culprits fled with an iPad and loose change. It is believed she was hit with the TV remote, Birmingham Live reports.

The family is now distraught as no one has yet been arrested following the attack.

The girl’s mum, who would not be named, said: “I’d gone to the butchers and was literally gone for about 20 minutes when my daughter called me. She was screaming saying there was someone in the house and they’d killed the dog. I ran to the car and got back in about five minutes, I came in and the dog was on the floor covered in blood.

“My daughter was very brave, she had barricaded herself in the bedroom, which was the right thing to do. I ran up to make sure she was OK and then picked the dog up and took her straight to the vet, they thought she was going to die. The only thing we know for sure is she was hit with a remote for the TV as it was smashed into pieces and there was blood on it.

“They put her on a drip for a few hours and then said to take her home as there was nothing they could do for her basically. But she’s responding really well, eating and drinking. The longer that goes on, the better she is.”

The 52-year-old woman said she hadn’t locked the door when she went shopping but she “didn’t think” something like this would happen.

She added: “I don’t know exactly what they have taken as they went into my eldest daughter’s room and she’s on holiday. I know they’ve taken an iPad and a jar of change, although half of that they left on the stairs, in the hall and on the path. They probably only got a couple of quid.”

Despite the incident happening in broad daylight on Friday September 9, she said none of the neighbours saw anything. However, the mum said her daughter saw a couple drive past the house in a green car – and urged them to check dashcam footage or to get in touch with police if they saw anything suspicious.

West Midlands Police confirmed there had been no arrests in connection with the incident. A force spokesman added: “Our investigation is ongoing and anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat on our website, quoting crime ref 20/792964/22.”



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