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Newly qualified police dog catches two suspected criminals

PD Tsar was only licensed last month

Chloe Bowen

Posted 2 months ago ago

New to the job and only 16 months old, PD Tsar has already tracked down and cornered two suspected criminals, leading to their arrest. The police dog raced through fields and farmland, following two sets of footprints in the grass.  

PC Toby Spires, of the Surrey and Sussex Dog Unit, deployed PD Tsar, who indicated that the suspects had fled over a gate and across a field.  

A red Nissan X-Trail was being pursued by Kent Police before it entered into Sussex. Sussex officers assisted and located the vehicle abandoned in Buckholt Lane, Bexhill, with a Motocross bike which was believed to be stolen in the rear. 

Despite numerous distractions, PD Tsar led his handler over a fence line and through a hole which had been created in the foliage of the bordering woodland. He then continued onto a farm track, where the two suspects were detained and arrested by assisting officers. 

Two men aged 20 and 21, both from St Leonards, were arrested on suspicion of multiple offences and are being processed by Kent Police. 

PD Tsar is a German Shepherd general purpose dog who was licensed only last month. 

PC Spires said: “Since he was assigned to me in December, PD Tsar has impressed me from day one with his drive and determination. He's a young dog still and has been a handful, but he's gaining confidence every day with training and live jobs.” 


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