06/02/2013 09:25 GMT

Emma Bunton Missing Dog: Spice Girl 'Devastated' As Her Chocolate Labrador Phoebe Is Found

A 'devastated' Emma Bunton has taken to Twitter to confirm that her pet Labrador has been found, presumed dead, with the Spice Girl tweeting her 'terrible news'.

Emma tweeted earlier today to thank everyone who helped in the search and also revealed the sad news.

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"To all the amazing people who supported us at this horrible time Our precious Phoebe has been found and its terrible news, we are devastated," she tweeted.

Emma's chocolate Labrador Phoebe went missing on Monday during her walk on Hadley Wood Common, North London.

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Despite searching into the night to find her and putting up an award there was no sign of 'gentle' Phoebe - who was fitted with a microchip - until today.

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Emma put up an award for the safe return of Phoebe

Emma said she was 'in bits' since the pooch disappeared at the start of the week, tweeting on Monday: “My gorgeous brown Labrador went missing on daily walk, she will be so scared please look out around east Barnet, Hadley wood, Trent park.”

And speaking on her Heart FM show she said: “I’m desperate and so upset and worried sick. She’s a big softie and I know she will be so scared."

The star's friends, including Tulisa and fellow Spice Girls Geri Halliwell and Mel C also took to Twitter to spread the word in the hope of finding Phoebe.