A suspected thief has been charged after a police dog was injured after officers responded to a call regarding an alleged break-in.
Officers responded to the Nationwide Building Society, in Main Road, Duston, during the early hours of Sunday 25th October.
Thanks to the quick response of officers, nothing was taken.
Two men were arrested at the scene on suspicion of burglary and other offences.
During the attempts to detain the males, a police dog was injured by one of the suspects.
The police dog’s injuries are not serious, and he has since returned to the front line.
Dominic Christopher Thomas Lacey, 30, of Tresham Green, Northampton, has been charged with causing unnecessary suffering to a service animal.
He was also charged for being in control of a motor vehicle above the prescribed legal limit of alcohol.
Daniel Thomas Findlay, 30, of Thursby Road, Northampton, has been charged with assaulting an emergency worker.
The injuries sustained by the police officer are not thought to be serious.
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