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Schoolboys arrested over stabbing after police dog turns up at front door


Two teenagers were arrested over a stabbing in Handsworth after a police dog’s sniffing skills led him to the suspect’s front door .

PD Viper used his super sense of smell to track down two boys who reportedly fled the scene in the early hours of yesterday morning.

It came after a disorder in Stockwell Road at around 3am that left a man with multiple knife wounds.

The 30-year-old remains in hospital in a serious condition although his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

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Dog handler PC Dave Short and PD Viper attended the scene where the canine followed a scent over several streets and to an address about half a mile away from the scene.

Officers then arrested a teenager – who was found with injuries – on suspicion of involvement in the disorder.

He was taken to hospital for treatment.

It’s believed another youth fled from the address but later self-presented to emergency services.

He was also arrested in connection with the incident as well as being taken to hospital for treatment after suffering injuries.

Detective Sergeant Marc Petford said: “We’re working to understand exactly what happened and how all three came about their injuries.

“The dog did a brilliant job at the scene to pick up a scent and follow it over a considerable distance to an address about half a mile away where we made an arrest. It just goes to show the invaluable role dogs play in policing.”


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