A police dog is being treated for a stab wound after being attacked in Hanley yesterday (1st July).
Staffordshire Police confirmed that officers were called to a report of a man armed with a knife on Town Road, Hanley at around 2.15pm.
The dog, PD ‘Audi’ (pictured) received a stab wound to the head as officers tried to detain the suspect.
A police officer was also injured during the incident.
The detained man is believed to have suffered a ‘medical emergency’ and was taken to hospital for treatment.
Chief Inspector Donna Harvey from Staffordshire Police said:
“Police dogs are our family, not property, and our thoughts are with the dog and his handler at this time.”
An investigation has commenced, and officers are appealing for witnesses to ring 101 quoting incident 469 of 1st July.
The latest update from Staffordshire Police confirmed that PD ‘Audi’ is in a stable condition.
A spokesperson for the force said:
‘PD Audi is a member of the Staffs Police family; we’ll be monitoring his progress closely & keeping you updated.
‘Thank you for all your well wishes for Audi & his handler’.