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An animal lover has revealed she's suffering from PTSD after her ex-boyfriend doused her rabbit's hutch in petrol before setting a blaze that gutted much of her family home.
Lauren Reynolds, from Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, ended things with her partner Ethan Reynolds, 18, when he became too possessive and controlling.
Threats - Friend - Spice
He tried to pressurise her into getting back together, but when she refused he began making threats before targeting her 'best friend' Spice to punish her.
In the middle of the night on July 16 last year, he broke into her home and started a fire that killed Spice and some of the family's other pets.
Blaze - Miss - Reynolds - Anxiety - PTSD
The devastating blaze has left Miss Reynolds suffering from anxiety and PTSD, while her family have only just moved back into their home nearly a year later after the attack.
Andrews admitted reckless arson and causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal at St Albans Crown Court and was sentenced to 32 months - 13 in prison and 19 out on licence.
Family - Home - Process
She said: 'He burnt most of our family home down in the process too, he's sick. I wish I'd never met him.
'I now suffer with really bad anxiety, PTSD, and I have to have therapy. I have dreadful guilt about what happened even though I know logically it's not my fault.
Rabbit - Spice - Friend - Ethan - Bunny
'My rabbit Spice was my best friend and Ethan knew that. He target my innocent bunny just to get back at me.'
Andrews and Miss Reynolds met while studying Animal Management at Shuttleworth College, in Bedfordshire.
Pair - Love - Animals - Miss - Reynolds
The pair quickly bonded over their shared love of animals but Miss Reynolds said he became possessive and controlling, so she ended it.
Andrews begged for her back after - claiming to see the error of his ways, she said.
'He - Things
She added: 'He told me that things would be different but after a...
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