On Friday 6th December, Police Dog ‘Tygo’ and his handler were involved in an incident involving a male who failed to stop for the police.
The driver, a 37-year-old male, decamped from his vehicle and tried to make off on foot.
But PD ‘Tygo’ was in hot pursuit of the male and it was not long until the Belgium Malinois caught up with the suspect.
As ‘Tygo’ kept hold of the suspect, the male proceeded to attack the dog, kicking him in the stomach multiple times as well as grabbing him around the throat.
Once Tygo’s handler caught up with the pair, the violent thug was swiftly taken into custody.
Thankfully, Tygo’s injuries were not serious, and he was able to return to work the following day.
The male has been charged under ‘Finns Law’ which came about after police dog Finn nearly died after being stabbed repeatedly by a robbery suspect.
The 37-year-old, from Westcliff, Essex, was charged with causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, also known as Finn’s Law, as well as six motor vehicle offences.
He is due to appear at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Monday 3rd August.
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