Canine cop tracks down teenage suspect

Tai, from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Dog Unit PNL-160202-094518001
Tai, from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Dog Unit PNL-160202-094518001
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A Bedford teenager has been charged with burglary after being tracked down by a police dog.

Police were called to Markyate, south of Luton, following reports two people were acting suspiciously in Roman Way.

Tai, from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Dog Unit PNL-160202-094506001

Tai, from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Dog Unit PNL-160202-094506001

Canine cop Tai was brought to the scene and was soon leading his handler through a factory yard and into nearby gardens.

Local officers were directed to the area where they detained a person around 8pm on Thursday, January 28.

The German Shepherd, from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Dog Unit, then located items suspected of being stolen during other incidents in the town, including a computer and jewellery.

A 16-year-old boy from Bedford has been charged with five counts of burglary, which are alleged to have occurred on Thursday, in Slip End, Bedfordshire, and Markyate.

He appeared at Hatfield Magistrates’ Court on January 30, and was remanded to appear again tomorrow (February 3).