A rogue guide dog has been destroyed after leading four of its blind owners to their deaths.
Charity workers were last night facing an investigation into how four-year-old Labrador Gamer was allowed to continue his murderous spree. Officials have admitted how:
Trainer Rudi Jones, 48, told newsmen in South Africa: "He was basically a good dog who needed brushing up on his skills.It's so sad that he had to be put down."
Gamer's terror trail began with the death of 43-year-old Selmer Draznower from Johannesburg. Witnesses told how Gamer dragged his master under the wheels of an approaching bus before scampering off.
Amazingly, Gamer was then given to 68-year-old Wilma Hassamore who survived just three months after his arrival. Gamer decided to cut short her seaside holiday by leading her off the end of a pier. The dog pulled back at the last second but Wilma plunged into the sea and drowned.
Next was Marvin Wurtenheim, 28, who thought his prayers had been answered when Gamer arrived. But the misguided mutt butted Marvin off a railway platform.
Unbelievably, the dog was then given to retired Clarence MacDuff, 67, also from Johannesburg. As Gamer was guiding the unlucky Clarence to his doctor, the hapless hound dragged him under the wheels of a delivery truck.
A spokesman for the Guide Dogs For The Blind Association, in Durban, South Africa, said: "We had no choice but to have him put down."
Last night, the chief trainer for Britain's Guide Dogs For The Blind Association, Bob Steele, said: "This could never happen here. If there are any doubts about the animal, it is dropped from our training programme at once."
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