Police dog sniffs out suspected car thief 26 minutes after vehicle stolen in Northamptonshire

Hero handler back on beat just days after Queen’s honour

Wednesday, 8th June 2022, 10:50 am
Updated Wednesday, 8th June 2022, 12:31 pm
Handler PC McDonald QPM with PD Mac
Handler PC McDonald QPM with PD Mac

Dog handler Ian McDonald was back on the case just days after receiving a Queen’s Police Medal in the birthday honours list.

PC McDonald and PD Mac tracked down a suspected car thief attempting to flee from a stolen vehicle during the early hours of Wednesday (June 8) — less than 30 MINUTES after it had been taken.

Mac’s nose sniffed out the 35-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of burglary and motoring offences.

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A Northamptonshire Police spokesman revealed: “We received reports of a car key burglary in Barton Seagrave at about 12.47am in which a white Citroen Berlingo was stolen.

“At 1.13am we received a further call about a man trying doors in Kettering.

“PC McDonald and Mac followed the man in a vehicle, identified as the stolen Citroen, to Corby where it was abandoned on the Kingswood estate.

“The driver decamped but was tracked by Mac and arrested.”

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