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Police Dog assists arrest of suspect after high-speed night pursuit

A suspect in a high-speed police pursuit was tracked through the darkness by a police dog.

Police Dog Chase ( pictured ) and his hander PC Lee Huffer were on patrol in Mansfield Woodhouse last Monday night when they came across a suspected stolen car.

The car then failed to stop and made off at high speed toward Worksop, before being abandoned on the A57 near Worksop shortly after 11:20 pm.

Several suspects fled the vehicle and were pursued by the dog up an embankment and into a wooded area.

A short time later the four-year-old German Shepherd picked up a scent and led his handler to a suspect who immediately gave himself up.

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A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving without insurance and possessing a Class B drug.

Other suspects remain outstanding and investigations are continuing.

Sergeant Jonathan Lee, of the Nottinghamshire Police dog section, said:

“This is the latest in a long line of examples of what can be achieved with a well-trained police dog and handler.

“This area was shrouded in darkness and without the dog it seems very unlikely that we would have been able to bring this suspect into custody.”

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