Buster’s family move out

HEARTBROKEN. . . .Limavady mum Julie Campbell pictured with her children, Ben (15), Logan (10) and Eve (5), browsing through pictures of their dog 'Buster' on their computer. 1910JM32
HEARTBROKEN. . . .Limavady mum Julie Campbell pictured with her children, Ben (15), Logan (10) and Eve (5), browsing through pictures of their dog 'Buster' on their computer. 1910JM32

A Limavady family left traumatised by the hanging of their pet dog was last night packing up their posessions and moving.

Julie Campbell says she was left with no other option after the latest in a string of attacks on her home on Tuesday when her son’s dog, Buster, was found dead hanging from a metal pole at the back of their Drumachose Park home.

“This last few weeks things have been getting worse,” she said. “The car doors have been kicked in, the bonnet has been jumped on. They’ve pulled off the wing mirror and the wheelie bin has been set on fire. I am terrified, just petrified. I haven’t been sleeping at night at all.”

Following her gruesome discovery of the two-year-old Jack Russell, Julie said she met with a number of local agencies and has now been re-housed.

“I’ve lived in this estate my whole life, and in my own house for six years, and now we have to pack up and move,” she said. “It’s terrible. I would love whoever did this to Buster to come and see the devastation done to me and my family. Come and see how badly all this has affected us.”

Deputy Mayor Alan Robinson said a multi agency meeting was scheduled for today with PSNI and Housing Executive officials to address residents’ concerns.

“That will take place today,” he said, urging anyone with information about the dog’s death to give it to the police.

In the meantime, Limavady Borough Council has confirmed they are assisting the PSNI with the investigation in the dog’s death.