Tributes to Bexhill’s Luger

Flower tributes outside the Co-op in Bexhill town centre. Photo by Margaret Garcia
Flower tributes outside the Co-op in Bexhill town centre. Photo by Margaret Garcia

Floral tributes have been left to one of Bexhill’s best-known canine companions.

Residents were left upset after the dog, called Luger, which was owned by a Big Issue seller, was put down after allegedly biting a member of the public.



Residents said the dog was always muzzled and the Observer understands this muzzle may have been removed prior to the incident on Saturday, August 1.

Since then a growing number of floral tributes have been left outside the Co-op in Devonshire Road.

A message taped around the middle of a pole said: “In loving memory of a victim of a stupid law. There is no ignorance in heaven.”

One woman, who wished not to be named, said: “It’s terrible. We miss the Big Issue seller.

“He’s been here for about three years. We feel so sorry for him. It’s so sad.”

Several readers, who did not wish to be named, also contacted the Observer to tell us about the death of Luger.

Sussex Police was contacted for a comment last week but was unable to provide any details of the incident.

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