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Police dog assists arrests of three burglary suspects

Police Dog Seth continued his impressive start to his crime-fighting career by helping to detain three suspected burglars.

The 18-month-old Belgian Malinois was on patrol with his handler in Mansfield in the early hours of Wednesday morning when a call came in about a break-in at the Harrop White Road allotments.

As other officers contained the area at around 4:30 am, the dog clearly indicated that the suspects were still at the scene.

After climbing a garden fence to access the site, Seth and his handler confronted a trio of suspects next to a shed and challenged them.

Standing on the other side of a wooden fence, the suspects had a chance to run away but thought better of a race with Seth and quickly gave themselves up.

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A 28-year-old man and two boys, aged 16 and 17, were arrested on suspicion of burglary and taken into custody. They were later released on bail.

Inspector Kylie Davies, district commander for Mansfield, said: “This was another outstanding demonstration of what a well-trained police dog can achieve when paired with a highly skilled handler.

“The officer in this case was not only able to locate these suspects in the dark, but he was also able to detain three suspects who may otherwise have avoided capture.

“Without a dog by his side that may not have been possible.”

Seth, licensed shortly before Christmas, has made an impressive start to his police career.

This month alone he has helped to detain a runaway driver, a group of suspected burglars and a man who is thought to have stolen a high-performance car.

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