‘Razor sharp’ police dog helps with arrest of two men in Kempston

MBTC Police Dog Razor

MBTC Police Dog Razor

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Two men were arrested with help from police dog Razor following an incident in Kempston.

Police received a call at around 1am last Wednesday after reports that two people were acting suspiciously near a car parked in Marne Street.

An officer from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Dog Unit attended along with police dog Razor, who is fairly new to the team.

When they arrived two people ran from the area.Razor quickly stopped and detained one of them after biting and holding his arm.

The suspect was taken into custody while Razor started tracked the second man through several gardens, over a number of fences and through woods before detaining the person.

Sergeant Vicky Stoughton from the BCH Dog Unit said: “Our dogs’ agility is vital to their role and they receive regular training and welfare assessment, along with their handlers, to ensure they are able to perform to the best of their ability.

“You can now follow our team’s work on Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/dogpoliceBCH. Here you’ll find the latest news about, and photos of, the team and our partners on four paws.”

> An 18-year-old man from Bedford was arrested on suspicion of interfering with a motor vehicle. A 24-year-old man, also from Bedford, was arrested on suspicion of theft. Both have been released on police bail until May 23.