Watch stabbed Derbyshire Police dog Axle receive an award for his work

Derbyshire Police dog Axle has received an award is recognition of his actions in trying to apprehend a knife-wielding man who stabbed him three times

Thursday, 29th November 2018, 10:56 am
Updated Thursday, 29th November 2018, 11:00 am
PD Axle collecting his award

PD Axle who was stabbed three times by a criminal last July on High Street, Riddings, is now back on the beat and has already chased down several offenders.

Stabbed Derbyshire police dog back on the beatPD Axle received a rosette and a bag full of treats at Derbyshire Polices Celebrating Achievement awards ceremony at Pride Park Stadium.

A Derbyshire Police spokesman said: "His award is recognition of his actions in trying to apprehend a knife-wielding man who stabbed him three times."

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

'Stabbed' Derbyshire police dog receives toys and cards from well-wishersMatthew Stretch, 28, of Plantation Road, Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, pleaded guilty to three counts of making threats to kill - against the two officers and a woman who he was banned from seeing due to a restraining order.

He was jailed for six years and seven months.

PD Axle is back on the beat.
PD Axle was left shaven after receiving treatment.