PD Ska & handler PC Keith Bennett
PD Ska & handler PC Keith Bennett | Photo West Midlands Police

A police dog helped to save the life of a seriously injured woman in Northfield in the early hours of this morning (4th February).

Police were called just after midnight due to concerns for the welfare of the woman and West Midlands Police Dog Ska and handler PC Keith Bennett were called to try and trace her when evidence of an injury was found at the scene.

PD Ska picked up a scent from blood in the back garden of the house and followed the trail, leading the officers to the woman.

The woman was treated by paramedics and is now recovering in hospital.

Police are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.

Inspector Russ Evans, from the Dogs Unit, said: “When people think of police dogs they often picture them chasing down criminals who are trying to get away from crime scenes but they actually have many other uses − as last night’s incident clearly shows.

“Our dogs are highly trained and are able to follow a scent over long distances, in all sorts of conditions − so when someone is in grave danger, they really can make the difference between life and death.”

Good job PD Ska and PC Bennett! We wish the woman a full recovery.

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