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Drone and police dog attend sewer works incident in Nottingham

Two teenagers were arrested after a drone and police dog were deployed following an attempted break-in at a sewage works.

Officers were called to Halls Lane, Giltbrook, around 6.45pm on Monday (3 June) after a CCTV operator reported intruders were on the site.

The drone unit was quickly on the scene and a drone deployed to monitor the area.

Two suspects were identified trying to gain access through a metal fence but fled from the scene on foot.

Police Dog Vega and her handler began a pursuit of the suspects across fields before the pair were detained on a towpath alongside the Nottingham Canal.

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Two 15-year-old boys were arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary.

Inspector Lisa Schooling, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“This is a large, open site so the use of a drone was vital to monitor the scene when we first arrived.

“Our eyes in the sky quickly helped us to find exactly where the two suspects were and this information was passed onto other units.

“PD Vega then really came into her own with a lengthy pursuit across open countryside and along the canal. She did a great job in sniffing out the two suspects.

“Sites like this can be tempting targets for thieves so we would always urge firms to take every possible measure to keep them as secure as possible.”

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