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Police Dog Finn gets first collar upon returning to work



Police Dog Finn gets first collar upon returning to workHaving only returned to work yesterday evening (Tuesday, December 20) after ten weeks of recuperation, Police Dog Finn and his handler, PC Dave Wardell, quickly settled back in and have already got their first collar.


Seven-year-old Finn and PC Wardell, who were both injured during an incident in Stevenage back in early October, were called to Elstree at around 9.30pm after a vehicle allegedly failed to stop for local officers.


The vehicle, a black Vauxhall Mokka, was then involved in a collision with a parked vehicle in Deacons Hill Road but the driver was not found at the scene.


PD Finn was deployed to track from the car and began to lead PC Wardell across fields and into a wooded area. Approximately twenty minutes later, a person was located by Finn in an outbuilding and subsequently detained in connection with the incident.


A 30-year-old man from Borehamwood remains in custody after being arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop for police and driving other than in accordance with a driving licence.


Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference ISR 822 of December 20.


Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.