GREAT NEWS! POLICE DOG FINN IS NOT OUT OF THE WOODS BUT HE IS ALIVE AND RECOVERING WELL.
In this post, I’ve put together the story, some of the latest Tweets on Finn, plus a video showing him alive and alert, although bandaged up.
No group of people love their dogs more than the British!
A police dog is fighting for its life after being stabbed in the head and chest while pursuing a suspect.
German Shepherd Finn is receiving emergency specialist treatment, while his handler PC David Wardell is recovering from a stab wound after the incident in Stevenage.
The brave duo, who have been together since Finn was nine months old, had been called to reports of an armed robbery.
Head of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Dog Unit Inspector Mark Farrant said: ‘Our thoughts are firmly with PC David Wardell and his family at this extremely difficult time.
‘PC Wardell sustained an injury to his hand, but has received treatment for this.
‘Finn is in a serious but currently stable condition. He is receiving specialist treatment at a veterinary clinic near Hitchin where staff are working to establish the exact extent of the injuries he has sustained.’
They were called after a man threatened a taxi driver with what is believed to be a gun, before making off with cash from the car.
PC Wardell and seven-year-old Finn later gave chase to a man who ran from a taxi firm.
They were both stabbed during the pursuit.
Police said a 16-year-old boy from Lewisham, London was arrested on suspicion of GBH, conspiracy to rob, possession of a firearm and possession of a bladed article.
Following a search at a nearby property, cocaine was found and two people were arrested.
A 35-year-old woman from Stevenage was arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply and an unrelated fraud matter.
Finn seems to be in no pain in the video. I assume the vet has him on painkillers.