Police dog PD Harley sniffs out burglary #dontditchthedogs

A man is in custody after being sniffed out by a police dog following an attempted burglary and a shed burglary in Lichfield.

Police were called to a report of an intruder at an address in Beech Gardens at around 2.30am this morning, Friday 7 February.

Officers attended and began searching the area, with assistance from the Dog Support Unit. General purpose police dog Harley soon picked up a scent and began tracking, leading officers to gardens in Upper St John Street.

They discovered damage to a garden gate and found the garden shed had been entered but nothing appeared stolen. The search continued and resulted in Harley locating the suspect in a nearby garden.

The suspect, a 17-year-old male from Birmingham, was arrested and remains in custody for questioning.