Police dog helps catch man following domestic abuse incident in Tranmere

The Merseyside Police Dogs Unit has been showing off its specialist skills by assisting officers in detaining a suspect in Tranmere.

At around 12.20am on Thursday, 20 June, officers were called to reports of a domestic assault at a house in Tranmere. A male was reported to have left the house.

Dog patrols attended and a search of the area was carried out. PD Ziggy and his handler assisted in detaining the male a short distance away.

A 44-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Dog section Inspector Katie Wilkinson said, “We are very proud of the vital role our Dog Section plays in the apprehension of suspects – it is no exaggeration to say their work day in, day out is vital in assisting our officers in making arrests or carrying out searches to assist investigations.

“Often it is not even required to deploy a police dog at a scene as the threat of deployment is often enough to deter an offender or encourage someone to give themselves up.”

Image: PD Ziggy

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