Peterborough pair arrested on suspicion of theft thanks to police dog

Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
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A police dog and his handler from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Dog Unit assisted with the arrest of two men on suspicion of theft in Peterborough.

Shortly after 3am on Thursday June 4, Police Dog Paddy and his handler were on patrol in the city when they signalled for a vehicle to stop. It’s alleged it failed to do so. The pair followed it until it stopped in Goffsmill off Bretton Way.

PD Paddy was released and one person was quickly detained whilst a second ran from the area. The dog was then used to search the local area and other officers joined them.

At around 4am another person was detained. A Volkswagen Passat and a large number of items, including tools and electrical goods, were seized by officers after a search at a property elsewhere in the city.

The investigation into the incident continues.

Sergeant Vicky Stoughton from the BCH Dog Unit said: “All of our dogs work brilliantly not only with their handler but as part of a wider team of police officers. This allows us to effectively respond to, and assist at, a large number of different incidents.

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