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Eleven arrested by our ‘pawfect’ police dogs

We feel a round a ‘appaws’ is in order for our wonderful dogs who’ve been hard at work catching criminals.
 
During these uncertain times, we’re sure you’ll agree, their dedication to keeping our streets safe by assisting with the arrests of an impressive 11 people over the last two days, is just fabulous!
 
During the early hours of this morning, (Thursday 26 March) PD Hans assisted in the arrest of a man who fled from a car following a pursuit in Walkers Heath Road, Birmingham. PD Hans found him hiding in a bush, he was arrested on suspicion of theft of motor vehicle and drink driving.
 
One man was arrested following a firearms warrant at an address in Auckland Road, Birmingham just after 2am this morning, he is currently in custody on suspicion of possession of a firearm.
 
Another two were arrested on suspicion of theft of a car following a pursuit in West Bromwich at around midnight, with the assistance of the helicopter and our ‘pawsome’ colleagues.
 
PD Hans struck again by assisting in a further lengthy pursuit involving two suspected stolen cars across Birmingham and Solihull. One man was arrested and he was hot on the heels of a second person in the Hawksley area, who unfortunately got away, enquiries continue.

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Yesterday, (Wednesday 25 March) PD Kip attended a burglary at a Sikh Temple in Wolverhampton, three youngsters were detained on suspicion of burglary other building.
 
Shortly after, PD Kip went to a report of a man with a knife in Walsall, a man was detained and a knife found in his pocket. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon.
 
Meanwhile PD Wez and PD Gil were hard at work assisting with a variety of jobs including helping with a violent man who’d been arrested, the discovery of a cannabis factory and a report of a car on cloned plates which was stopped and three men were detained. A man was arrested after failing to stop on a motorbike, which was tracked by the helicopter. He was found hiding in some gardens. 
 
Inspector Leanne Chapman, from our dogs unit, said: “Our dogs and their handlers are just fantastic. They are always hard at work, but the last couple of days have seen them involved in some phenomenal work, resulting in a number of people in custody.
 
“Their tenacity and bravery is inspiring, they are trained to be the best and these examples perfectly highlight this.”

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