Daniel Sturridge ordered to pay £22k over lost dog

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Daniel Sturridge ordered to pay £22k over lost dog
Daniel Sturridge ordered to pay £22k over lost dog. Credit: Instagram

Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been ordered to pay a man $30,000 (£22,400) for finding his lost dog.

Sturridge, who now plays in Australia, claimed his Pomeranian called Lucci was stolen from his house in LA in 2019, offering a reward to anyone who found it. Sturridge, 32, plays for Perth Glory in Australia’s A-League

Foster Washington, a rapper known as Killa Fame, says he reunited Mr Sturridge and Lucci but was not paid.

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A court in LA ruled for Mr Washington.

Documents seen by the PA News agency show that Mr Sturridge did not respond to the complaint and Judge Curtis Kin ordered the footballer to pay Mr Washington $30,000 in damages and costs of $85.

Daniel Sturridge ordered to pay £22k over lost dog
Image – Twitter

Mr Washington told PA that he felt “let down” by the footballer.


“Hopefully he pays up and doesn’t try to appeal it,” he said.

“I’m excited about it, I’ve been fighting this case for over a year, I can’t believe it’s over. When we found the dog I thought my life was going to be better.”

The footballer posted videos on social media of damage in his home in West Hollywood and CCTV images of three men wearing hoods in 2019 when the dog went missing.


He said: “We will pay anything for the dog.”

“Whoever brings my dog back, 20 grand, 30 grand, whatever.”

Sturridge was reunited with Lucci two days later, with Mr Washington posting images of the dog on his Twitter account, asking: “Is this Lucci?”

Sturridge said he was “so thankful” to people who had “raised awareness,” but did not confirm whether he had paid the reward.


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Laura is from a small seaside town in North Wales and has also lived in Liverpool and Manchester, where she studied English Literature and worked in social media and marketing. Laura moved to the city of Zaragoza last August to teach English, but after missing the coast she decided to move to beautiful Nerja to enjoy the sun and sea. Laura has a passion for animals, films, outdoor activities, writing and the environment.

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