A police dog has been praised after catching a violent male who had just assaulted a paramedic in Writtle, Essex.
The incident occurred last night (23rd July) after an Essex Police dog unit was first on the scene to assist an East of England Ambulance Service paramedic who had been assaulted.
The paramedic put out an urgent call for help after coming under attack from a violent male.
Police Dog ‘Rex’ and his handler were first on the scene and as they arrived the male tried to run off.
But PD ‘Rex’ was hot on his tail and soon caught up with the violent thug, detaining him until his handler and local response team officers took him into custody.
Essex Police Dog Section (@EPDogSection) tweeted:
‘One of our handlers was first on scene last night after a violent male assaulted a paramedic from @EastEnglandAmb
‘The male attempted to make off, but after being challenged by PD Rex, was detained and arrested with the help of @ChelmsMaldonLPT
‘Great team work’.
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