Winners crowned at national dog trials
Police dogs from across the country were confronted by dangerous armed criminals, unruly crowds and meticulous judges as they competed in the 61st annual National Police Dog Trials. Twenty-one dogs and their handlers gathered in Nottinghamshire between Wednesday and Saturday last week as they were tested in tracking, searching, criminal work and obedience.
Dog detains multiple suspects after M1 pursuit
Four suspects were chased down and detained by a police dog after a high-speed pursuit. Officers were called to an address in Cheriton Drive, Ravenshead, at around 9.10pm yesterday (Monday) after power tools were stolen from the back of a van.
Man handed lifetime ban following cruel assault on dog
A man who repeatedly punched a dog and deliberately fed it chocolate has been banned from keeping animals for life. Owen Rippon’s actions were first brought to the attention of the police after a video showing the cruel assault emerged on social media.
Man charged after causing unnecessary suffering to a dog
Police have charged a man for causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal after a video emerged over social media. Owen Rippon, 18, of Woodville Road, Nottingham, was charged on Wednesday 5 March and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates Court today (Thursday 6 April).
Man arrested after dog attack footage appears across social media sites
Officers have arrested a man for animal cruelty after a video appeared over social media of an attack on a dog. Police were made aware of the video on two social media platforms on Tuesday 4 April just after 10pm.
Appeal after dog-on-dog attack in park
Police are seeking the public’s help after a dog was attacked by another dog. Officers are investigating the circumstances and want to trace the owner of the offending dog, believed to be a Weimaraner, which wasn’t on a lead and bit the other dog, a Hungarian Vizsla, on her side leaving her needing three stitches.