A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after a West Midlands Police dog was attacked with a knife.
The incident happened in Handsworth, Birmingham, at around 04:00 hours on Saturday 14th November.
Police dog ‘Stark’ and his handler, PC Paul Hopley, responded to a 999 call regarding a suspected break-in on Larch Avenue.
PD ‘Stark’ and his handler confronted the suspected thieves as more units arrived on the scene.
As he apprehended one of the suspects, PD ‘Stark’ was struck with a knife on his head, but the brave and fearless dog still managed to bite the suspect hard on his leg.
The thug was quickly arrested for having the knife and for attacking the police dog.
The 16-year-old was taken to hospital so that his bite marks could be treated. He was discharged a short time later and was brought back to police custody.
Thankfully, the injuries sustained by PD ‘Stark’ were not severe, and he is expected to make a full recovery.
Investigating officers believe that two other suspects fled the scene and anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police via live chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8 am and midnight, or call 101 anytime.
Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote log 544 of 14 November.
Image credit: West Midlands Police.
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