Police dog sniffs out bolt cutters in Luton

Kane the police dog

Kane the police dog

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A German Shepherd police dog sniffed equipment suspected to be used in crime – leading to one man’s arrest.

At around 10.40am on Sunday, May 10, police were called to Library Road in Luton after a report of a person acting suspiciously.

Police arrived and the man was detained. Meanwhile, an officer and dog from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Dog Unit also attended the area.

Police Dog Kane picked up a track in a nearby car park in George Street West and then indicated to his handler that he had found something. When his handler looked, Kane had found a pair of bolt croppers, which were then seized.

Sergeant Vicky Stoughton from the BCH Dog Unit said: “Our dogs’ noses are one of the team’s strongest tools. We ensure that both dogs and handlers receive regular refresher training, as well as adequate breaks, to make sure they’re both working together efficiently and effectively.

“You can now follow our team’s work on Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/dogpoliceBCH. Here you’ll find the latest news about, and photos of, the team and our partners on four paws.”

Thirty-four year old Sean Conroy, of no fixed address, was arrested and later charged with going equipped and attempted theft.

He appeared at Luton Magistrates’ Court on Monday, May 11.