[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 April 2007, 19:53 GMT 20:53 UK
Freedom bid for badger sett dog
Stephen Walling looks for his missing dog
Mr Walling says he has been in regular contact with Tyke
A dog trapped underground for six days could soon be freed after its owner was given permission to start digging.

Tyke, a Lakeland Terrier from Consett in County Durham went missing while being walked in the Castleside area.

He was finally traced to a badger sett, but owner Stephen Walling said he had to wait for permission from countryside wardens before disturbing the area.

Mr Walling said he had been back to check on Tyke, who he can still hear barking, every day.

Speaking on Tuesday he said: "The countryside warden put the blockers on it saying it was an old badger sett and we couldn't dig.

"We've been back, shouting and checking he was still there. We've just come away and he's still there now."


SEE ALSO
Fireman rescues dog stuck in pot
02 Mar 07 |  Hampshire
1,000-mile trip to save ferrets
13 Jan 07 |  Northern Ireland

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific