Elderly man from Peterborough found in park by police dog

Police dog Paddy
Police dog Paddy
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An elderly man from Peterborough who went missing was found in a park off Orton Mere by a police dog and his handler.

The man in his early 80s was reported missing from Orton Goldhay at around 7.30pm on Wednesday, June 3, having last been seen at 11am.

A number of officers began the search for the man and were assisted by police dog Paddy and his handler.

At around 9.15pm, and after searching and tracking through a number of locations in the area, Paddy and his handler were able to locate the man in a park off Orton Mere. He was then returned to his home safely.

Sergeant Vicky Stoughton from the BCH Dog Unit said: “I’m happy that the man was located safely and proud that police dog Paddy and his handler played such a vital role in finding him.

“This is an excellent example of our unit working with other policing teams effectively.

“You can now follow our team’s work on Twitter and Facebook by visiting www.twitter.com/dogpoliceBCH and www.facebook.com/BCHPoliceDogs. Here you’ll find the latest news about, and photos of, the team and our partners on four paws.”