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A retired TV executive shot dead his neighbour's dog after becoming annoyed at its early morning barking.
Phil Bishop, 71, who directed shows such as Top of the Pops and Game For a Laugh, struck the Bedlington terrier with a single shot from his air rifle.
The dog, Foggy, died minutes later in the arms of its sobbing owner, Sue Currah, 53, as she and her husband Simon drove to the vet's.
He was also ordered to pay £60 costs plus £1,750 compensation to his neighbours, who are so traumatised they are considering moving home.
The maximum penalty is six months' jail and a £20,000 fine.
Originally posted by Ian McLean
As much as I empathize with being driven near-psychotic by constantly yapping dogs, there's no excuse for that.