Stabbed Derbyshire police dog back on the beat

PD Axle who was stabbed four times by a criminal last July is back on the beat and has already chased down an offender.

Friday, 21st September 2018, 12:20 pm
Updated Friday, 21st September 2018, 12:32 pm
PD Axle is back on the beat.
PD Axle is back on the beat.

He was injured while assisting police in High Street, Riddings, Derbyshire, on July 4.

A spokesman from Derbyshire Police's Dog Section said: "Quick return to form for PD Axle.

"Offender of domestic violence and theft made off from local officers. Tracked by PD Axle and found hiding in local park.

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He was stabbed four times in July.

"Decided to run away from handler. Chased and detained by Axle."

Matthew Stretch, 28, of Plantation Road, Keyworth, will be sentenced on 4 October in connection with the stabbing.

He admitted three counts of making threats to kill, two counts of damaging property - police dog Axle and a police car - common assault, having a knife, and breaching a restraining order.