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Accolade for retired police dog Storm and his handler after heroic pursuit – “a fitting end to an illustrious career” | UK News

A police dog and his handler received a reward after finding fleeing suspects more than 2 miles from the incident.

British Transport Police (BTP) officer Raymond Martin was driving along the M8 in Edinburgh on May 27 last year when he encountered a car on its roof between the hard shoulder and the inner way.

After speaking to witnesses, he learned that two men had fled from the car into the nearby woods.

The dog received an award for the pursuit.  Pic: British Transport Police
The dog received an award for the pursuit. Pic: British Transport Police

His police dog Storm was in the car at the time and PC Martin used the dog to pick up the scent of the suspects and trace them through several fields, a river, and an electric fence.

PC Martin even received an electric shock from the fence, but was not seriously injured.

Eventually, PD Storm managed to follow the two men and found them crouching under a bank, partly submerged in water.

The police dog then helped detain the couple, before Scottish Police officers arrived and arrested them.

Chief Inspector Pete Kooper said PC Martin and PD Storm “have shown exemplary perseverance and determination.”

In recognition, Storm received the Bryan trophy from the BTP.

It comes as the dog is about to retire after seven years of service.

Chief Inspector Kooper added: “This is the end of an illustrious construction career for PD Storm, who spent seven years protecting the rail network in Scotland. We would all like to wish him a very happy and well retired retirement. deserved. “

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This notice was published: 2021-04-22 14:20:00