An ex-detective turned crime writer from south east London who found his living room covered in cushion stuffing caught the culprit - his very guilty looking dog.

Former Scotland Yard 7/7 counter-terror detective David Videcette finished a Zoom call when he found the 'crime scene'.

His sofa cushions had been savaged and the contents scattered all over David's sitting room.

But he laughed when he spotted the culprit - his nine-month-old dog Herbert surrounded by white fluff.

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The crime writer had accidentally left the pooch in the lounge without any chew toys while he was on a 45 minute video call yesterday (27).

And the pet owner didn't have to do much detective work to find the culprit - who was sat right in the middle of the mess, looking very cute.

David: "I was in a Zoom meeting and Herbert obviously got bored - despite having been out for a walk earlier - and destroyed one of the cushions from the window seat.

"I don’t have any other pets so it has to have been him, though I’m not sure that would stand up in a court room."

David was a lead detective on the intelligence development cell during the 7/7 London bombings investigation with the anti-terrorist branch.