Homeless man says Met 'murdered' his dogs Millions and Marshall

Homeless man tasered by armed Met cops who shot dead his dogs Millions and Marshall accuses officers of ‘murdering them’ at vigil outside New Scotland Yard

The homeless owner of two dogs shot dead by police in London was at a vigil for his pets outside Scotland Yard last night where he told a crowd of 200 supporters that they were ‘murdered’ on their leads.

Louie Turnbull, 46, who was tasered and arrested, appeared in court earlier this week charged with being the owner of a dog that was dangerously out of control. 

Armed officers gunned down the ‘out-of-control’ animals – named Millions and Marshall – in east London on Sunday amid reports they had mauled a woman moments earlier. But some witnesses who saw the woman claimed she got caught up in their leads and was not seriously injured. 

Around 200 members of Animal Rising, the group who disrupted the Grand National last month, attended the protest outside the force’s headquarters from around 8pm, chanting ‘rapists and murderers’ at the officers outside and chanting: ‘No justice, no peace, they’re killing dogs on our streets’. Some brought their own dogs, many lit vegan candles and quite a few were crying.

Addressing the crowd, Turnbull said: ‘They pulled out all their weapons. They were intimidating me and the dogs. And all they were doing was trying to protect me. I had them on the lead, I was pulling them away and they just murdered them. I can’t sleep’.

Louie Turnbull, 46, who was tasered and arrested, said to the crowd of 200: ‘I had them on the lead, I was pulling them away and they just murdered them’

Armed officers gunned down two ‘out-of-control’ dogs – named Millions and Marshall – in east London on Sunday amid reports they had mauled a woman moments earlier

Hundreds of Animal Rising protesters (pictured) have gathered outside Scotland Yard to hold a candle lit vigil for the two dogs who were shot dead by Met Police officers earlier this week

A dog pictured at the protest last night beside a sign which reads: ‘RIP Marshall + Millions’

Footage has now emerged of Mr Turnbull sharing an intimate moment with his dogs, while a second video appears to show the animals confronting another pet in the street days before

He added: ‘It was just so disgusting. All I was doing was trying to get them back in the boat. And I was going to come out and speak to the police. But they weren’t having it’.

Witnesses who saw the woman being ‘attacked’ by the two dogs claimed she had got caught up the their leads and was not seriously injured.

READ MORE: Woman whose pet was attacked by two dogs later shot dead by Met officers is ‘mortified’ at the killings and has been ‘crying ever since’

The Met Police has cleared two officers of misconduct who shot dead the pets in east London. 

Animal Rising said last night: ‘We are here to remember the two beautiful dogs Marshall and Millions who were killed by the Met Police earlier this week, to remember all the human and non-human lives that are taken every day at the hands of the state and the police, and to hold the Met Police accountable for their actions.’

This comes after it was revealed that the woman whose own dog was attacked by the two canines has been ‘traumatised’ by the killings and has been ‘crying ever since’, her husband said.

The incident happened just yards from a shabby narrowboat where the owner of the slain dogs lived with his pets. It prominently displays a ‘beware of the dog’ sign.

Footage also emerged earlier of the dogs’ owner Mr Turnbull cuddling one of his beloved pets on the Tube.

The owner wraps his arm around one of the dogs, who are both sat next to him on the row of seats, before kissing the animal on the nose and gently rubbing the top of its head. 

Co-founder of Animal Rising, Dan Kidby, who attended the vigil, said: ‘The police have continued to act out of line with their job to serve and protect us all – now resulting in the shooting of two beautiful dogs, who hours before were happy and full of life.

‘We’re here to show that, as a community, we will stand together, and be peaceful and defiant in the face of injustice.’

Mr Kidby added: ‘We stand with the communities disproportionately affected by increased police powers, we stand with the nonviolent protesters from Just Stop Oil and Republic arrested without reason last weekend, and we stand with everyone saddened and outraged by the murder of two dogs in Poplar on Sunday.

‘We believe a kinder and better world is possible.’ 

Animal Rising protesters outside New Scotland Yard  holding a sign in memory of Marshall and Millions, the two dogs shot dead by Met Police officers

Video appears to show a female dog owner screaming as she picks up her pet and backs away from Mr Turnbull, who can be heard calling her a ‘lunatic’

Those in attendance at the vigil heard speeches and lit vegan candles and placed them in front of New Scotland Yard as they peacefully mourned for the dogs.

A spokesperson for Animal Rising told MailOnline: ‘We believe that these dogs were killed unnecessarily and completely inhumanely, and the Met Police need to be held accountable for their actions.’

They added that there had been an ‘incredibly positive response to the protest’ both from within and outside the local community.

The spokesperson also said there was a ‘big police presence’ at the vigil but there had been no arrests or confrontations between officers and protesters.

When approached for comment on the vigil, a Metropolitan Police spokesperson directed MailOnline to a press release from Tuesday about Mr Turnbull being charged with dangerous dog offences.

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