play_arrow

keyboard_arrow_right

skip_previous play_arrow skip_next
00:00 00:00
playlist_play chevron_left
chevron_left
  • cover play_arrow

    Rother Radio (128k) Love Local, Love Music!

  • cover play_arrow

    Rother Radio (64K) Love Local, Love Music!

  • cover play_arrow

    Hit Music Radio (128K) More Music Variety!

  • cover play_arrow

    Hit Music Radio (64K) The Best Variety of Hits!

UK News

‘A fitting end to an illustrious career’: Accolade for retiring police pooch after heroic chase

today22/04/2021

Background
share close

A police dog and his handler have received an award after tracking down hit and run suspects more than two miles (3.2km) away from the incident.

British Transport Police (BTP) constable Raymond Martin had been driving along the M8 to Edinburgh on 27 May, last year, when he encountered a car on its roof between the hard shoulder and inside lane.

After speaking to witnesses, he learned that two men had fled from the car into nearby woods.

The dog has received an award for the chase. Pic: British Transport Police
Image: The dog has received an award for the chase. Pic: British Transport Police

His police dog Storm was in the car at the time and PC Martin used the hound to pick up the suspects’ scent and traced them through several fields, a river and an electric fence.

PC Martin even got an electric shock from the fence, but was not badly hurt.

Eventually, PD Storm managed to track the two men down and found them crouched underneath a riverbank, partly submerged by water.

More from Edinburgh

The police pooch then helped to detain the pair, before officers from Police Scotland arrived and arrested them.

Chief Inspector Pete Kooper said PC Martin and PD Storm “demonstrated exemplary perseverance and determination”.

As recognition, Storm has been awarded BTP’s Bryan trophy.

It comes as the dog is set to retire after seven years of service.

Chief Inspector Kooper added: “It’s a fitting end to an illustrious career in BTP for PD Storm, who has spent seven years protecting the railway network in Scotland. We’d all like to wish him a very happy and much deserved retirement.”

 Sky News

© Sky News 2021

Written by: Rother Radio News


Previous post

UK News

PM U-turns as Number 10 announces leak inquiry into Sir James Dyson texts

Boris Johnson has performed a U-turn after Downing Street announced an internal inquiry into how private text messages between the prime minister and billionaire Sir James Dyson were leaked.MPs have asked questions of Mr Johnson after it emerged he promised to "fix" an issue over the tax status of Sir James's employees in a series of messages. The conversations took place last March in the early stages of the COVID-19 […]

today22/04/2021


Similar posts

UK News

PM invites devolved leaders to Union summit – as he hails ‘Team UK’

The prime minister has called a summit with the leaders of the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, saying the UK is "best served when we work together".Boris Johnson's offer comes after Nicola Sturgeon warned the PM not to block her push for a second Scottish independence referendum. […]

today08/05/2021


Search Rother Radio

About Us

Rother Radio – Love Local, Love Music! → Discover more