Good boy! Police Dog Obi leaps into action after Wallsend burglary

Officer Obi helped track a suspected burglar
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A law-enforcing furry friend leapt into action in the early hours of Thursday morning to stop a suspected burglar.

Shortly before 1am on Thursday, March 3 Northumbria Police were alerted to a burglary at a salon on Wallsend High Street.

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Officers were deployed to the scene, along with Police Dog Obi, and within just 10 minutes of the call coming in, they had found a suspect who was acting suspiciously in a nearby garden.

Following a swift search of the area, they also came across a hoard of suspected stolen goods thought to have been taken from the salon - including cash and hair straighteners.

A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and remains in police custody at this time.

Inspector Mick Wright, of Northumbria Police’s Operations department, praised the swift response of all the officers involved.

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He said: “This was a case of good old-fashioned policing as our officers responded to a report of a break-in and immediately set about searching the area.

“Within minutes, they had located a suspect and had him in handcuffs. I’d like to thank everyone who attended this incident, it was a real team effort – and it’s another case that highlights the crucial supporting role that our Dog Section play in the detection of crime.

“I hope this outcome also offers reassurance to our businesses and communities. Our officers are out on patrol every single day and we will use every tactic at our disposal to respond and bring perpetrators to justice.”

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