Five arrests in under an hour thanks to eager police dog Hans


An eager police dog helped secure five arrests in less than an hour in south west Birmingham in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 7th January). 

At just after 2am, 3 year old German Shepherd PD Hans and his handler PC Mark Collier were first on the scene after suspected car thieves abandoned a vehicle in Frankley after failing to stop for officers.

Leaving the car in Waterworks Drive, two men fled in the direction of the nearby churchyard. During a search of the church yard and surrounding fields, Hans led PC Collier to two suspects – aged 17 and 18 – who were swiftly arrested.

Then, at round 3am, a Vauxhall Corsa was abandoned after being spotted being driven erratically along Bristol Road, Selly Oak.

Hans helped contain three men nearby who were believed to have come from the car – which was established to have been stolen.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and possession of cannabis with a 20-year-old also detained in relation to theft.

Another man, aged 21, was arrested on suspicion of motoring offences, possession of cannabis and attempted theft of a motor vehicle. The trio remain in custody being questioned by officers today.


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