Police Dog Fighting for Life After Being Stabbed During Pursuit



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.

14 thoughts on “Police Dog Fighting for Life After Being Stabbed During Pursuit

      • Perhaps

        I have not yet resolved that question. I wold like but at the same time photos are another level of exposure.

        When I 1st started commenting and blogging, it was just my two older children, and I was very free with the details of my life, with rather vague comments regarding She-Ton and Ton2.0. Both were young adults with bright futures but nothing concrete

        Now its 4 childern, two adults, one married and pregnant, both with their own small business; one still on the hip and one growing in the womb plus both of my Girls to consider. One of whom has a fairly visible hospital job that she doesn’t want to give up for emotional reasons.

        Hell, the Girls want to be more open online then I allow but hells bells there is always potential fallout just from the three of us living together and age differences. Can you imagine the fallout from those things and my politics?

      • LOL I reckon the urban diversity will turn on themselves. Smart play is to feed that drive to prey on each other, then mop up.

        Sort of like we did things with the Iran Iraq war.

        Course i’m both lazy and diabolical but with age and experience comes wisdom. I hope

      • How ’bout we tell half the niggers, in every ghetto, that the other half HIT THE LOTTERY. Then tell the remaining half, that half of THEM hit the lottery, and so on, ’til there are just two guys left.

  1. As someone who advocates for the health & safety of working dogs, I truly appreciate and thank you for all the work you put into this single topic! And it’s wonderful to know that, while still injured, Finn is no longer critical!

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