Sniffer dogs find suspect who fled during police chase in Sheffield

Two sniffer dogs tracked down a suspect who fled during a police chase in Sheffield.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 7:17 am
Updated Monday, 27th January 2020, 7:17 am

The police pursuit was mounted on Saturday afternoon when a dog handler became suspicious about a car in the Manor Top area.

When the driver was asked to pull over, he refused and sped off along Mansfield Road.

The car was abandoned when it crashed into a car in Frecheville.

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Police dogs found a suspect who went to ground during a police chase in Sheffield

The driver was caught within 100 metres of the abandoned car, but the passenger went to ground in nearby gardens.

Two police dogs, brothers Victor and Vinny, tracked the passenger down and both men were arrested at the scene on suspicion of drug offences.

The driver was also detained for driving offences.

South Yorkshire Police said: “Luckily the pair were on hand to guide officers to his hiding place. The lad had the common sense not to run.”