Finn, a German Shepherd member of the combined Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire police dog unit, is recovering from successful surgery after he was attacked with a knife in Stevenage the early hours of yesterday morning (5 October).
Finn and his handler, PC David Wardell, had been called out after an armed robbery of a taxi driver. When the suspect fled the scene, both PC Wardell and Finn were injured when they gave chase.
PC Wardell sustained injuries to his hand, but Finn came off the worst. After 4 hours of emergency surgery, he appears to be on the mend.
Five individuals have been arrested in connection with the incident.
A spokesperson for the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire dog unit said, “PC Wardell has had Finn since the German Shepherd was nine-months-old. Naturally they have a very strong bond and have worked successfully together for a number of years, where they have detained a number of suspects and located missing people too.
“We will be continuing to support PC Wardell and will be closely monitoring Finn’s condition.”
Featured image via Facebook/Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Dog Unit