Wanted man arrested by Bedford Dog Unit

A man wanted by police was detained in Bedford by an officer and his dog from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Dog Unit on Wednesday, June 10.

The man, wanted after failing to appear at Luton Magistrates’ Court for two counts of theft, was spotted in Tavistock Road at around 1am.

Police Dog Razor and his handler attended the area and Razor led them to a group of men with his handler radioing for further help.

Razor was used to detain the wanted man while also keeping the rest of the group away from his handler until other officers arrived. The man was then arrested.

Sergeant Vicky Stoughton from the BCH Dog Unit said: “Razor is relatively new to the team but his progress has been very impressive. He and his handler will receive further training but they’re already proving themselves to be a great asset to the unit.

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

> Leo Wilson, 32, of Clarendon Street, Bedford, was arrested on suspicion of failing to appear at Luton Magistrates’ Court. He appeared at the court on Wednesday and was given a 12 month community order for the two thefts and for failing to attend court.