In the latest Police Interceptors episode (scroll down for a sneak peak), Nottinghamshire Police Dog Quantum detains a machete-wielding suspect, who tries to resist by kicking and striking him.
PD Quantum, a five-year-old Belgian Malinois and German Shepherd cross stopped and detained a youth who tried to flee from officers.
The suspect can be heard screaming as Quantum takes hold of him.
The fearless dog was previously stabbed in the line of duty while chasing violent burglars in 2018.
His handler, PC Jen Ellse described the moment she released Quantum to do what he does best. She said:
“I just remember my heart racing as I knew the youth was hiding a weapon, and I was extremely concerned that they might use this against Quantum.
“The boy was really trying to fight him off, kicking and striking him. But Quantum does not give up, and no criminal is a match for him.
“I stayed calm and shouted at the man to ‘leave the dog alone and stand still’ whilst Quantum maintained his hold on the suspect.”
Other police units then arrived to assist, with the youth having to have a Taser pointed at him before being arrested and taken into custody.
The incident happened at around 01:45 hours on 8th January 2020 when PC Ellse was on duty in an unmarked police car when she received reports of an incident in the Summerwood Lane area of Clifton, where two men were seen running down the street with machetes.
She travelled to the area and spotted two people matching the description.
One of the suspects appeared to be hiding something in his jacket and acting suspiciously.
The males then began to run, so PC Ellse jumped out of the police car with PD Quantum and gave him the command for him to stop them.
As the males approached an alleyway, PD Quantum caught up with one of the suspects and grabbed hold of him.
On 4th December 2020, a 17-year-old male pleaded guilty to possession of a bladed article and is awaiting sentencing.
PC Ellse said:
“This case shows that criminals can’t escape from PD Quantum or any of our other police dogs; they are relentless and won’t give up until they’ve achieved what they’re commanded to do.
“I am very attached to Quantum, and I’ll always worry about him, especially as he has been stabbed in the face during an incident before.
“But he is incredibly brave and his hard work and determination has resulted in many criminals ending up securely behind bars.”
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