First Dates waitress Laura Tott has been left devastated after her beloved dog Lucy was shot and killed while out walking near their home.
The star of the Channel 4 series has been left devastated and shared the horrifying news online to her followers on Wednesday night.
Sharing pictures of the adorable black Labrador, Laura seemed besotted with her pet before revealing that Lucy’s passing was anything other than normal.
Next to one photo, which sees Laura lying on a rug starring into the pup’s eyes, she shared: ‘Thank you for being the best friend I could ever wish for. You were taken so early, I only had you a year but you brightened up my whole life and everyone else’s too.’
In another message on Insta stories, written on a photo of Lucy running by the sea, Laura added: ‘For those asking, Lucy was shot and killed whilst out walking yesterday.
‘Beyond heartbroken. Thank you so much for all the messages, means a lot.’
Laura, a former member of the Royal Navy, has been a fan favourite on First Dates since she joined the show in 2015 alongside Cici Coleman.
When not filming, Laura works as an ambulance technician.
She adopted Lucy from Manchester Dogs Home last April.
Over the past year, she has been keeping her followers updated with Lucy’s welfare, calling her her ‘best friend’.
In another picture, pup Lucy looked like she had got in trouble with her mum, as a pair of pants lay on the grass next to her.
But Laura didn’t seem to mind too much, and joked: ‘She is my favourite thing ever… even when she steals my knickers and runs with them into the garden.’
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