A police dog has been assaulted after he gave chase to suspected drug dealers following a vehicle pursuit in Luton.
The incident occurred on Tuesday evening (30th June) after a dog handler from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Police Dog Unit pulled over a vehicle during a routine traffic stop.
During the incident, the suspect’s vehicle failed to stop for the dog unit, and a short vehicle pursuit then ensued.
Several males decamped from the fleeing vehicle as police dog ‘Hector’, and his handler gave chase.
PD ‘Hector’ managed to detain one of the males but was assaulted during the encounter.
Thankfully, PD ‘Hector’ was not seriously injured, and officers detained his attacker.
PD ‘Hector’s handler also managed to detain one of the males and a large amount of suspected class ‘A’ drugs were recovered from the scene.
Police Dog ‘Hector’ | Credit: @BCHPoliceDogs / Twitter
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