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Cop impaled on metal spike makes arrest with help of Police Dog

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A brave cop carried out an arrest despite being seriously injured. The police officer managed to impale himself on a metal spike during a foot-chase.

Luckily he managed to free himself and continued giving chase on foot, while loosing a lot of blood causing him to collapse.

But with the help of his police dog he still managed to arrest the offender something he does not think would have been possible without the help of his police dog.

Police Constable Dan Thomas suffered “significant blood loss” and collapsed during the chase before his Alsatian found the 22-year-old suspect hiding in a bush.

The cop suffered a serious flesh wound and needed 15 stitches after being rushed to hospital on Saturday.

PC Thomas said: “I knew Gil was onto the suspect. I could see the blood pouring down my arm but was determined we had to keep on the scent and catch him.

“It was a good result in the end with two in custody – and we also recovered a stolen car that we believe the offenders arrived in.

“I’ve read a lot of kind words of support from members of the public – it’s very heart-warming and I really do appreciate all their best wishes.

“I hope to be back on duty in the near future.”

West Midlands Police confirmed “Gil indicated their target had clambered over an 8ft-high spiked fence,” he said.

“But as Dan lifted the dog over and jumped down, his jacket snagged and sent a spike tearing into his bicep.

“Despite the wound and with blood pouring down his arm, Dan continued tracking with Gil and, shortly after, found a 22-year-old man hiding in bushes.”

A 16-year-old boy was arrested and another escaped following a pursuit in Walmley in Sutton Coldfield.

Gill tracked down the second suspect and he was arrested on suspicion of attempted vehicle theft.

PC Thomas, who has been with the force for 16 years, said: “I was tracking alone with Gil but the officers quickly found me and applied a tourniquet to prevent further blood loss.

“And I also want to thank the paramedics and doctors at the hospital for all their brilliant work.

“They said I was lucky and that with such a serious wound I could have suffered a very serious arterial bleed.”

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Heartwarming cops share chips with man who hasn’t eaten for days

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Two police officers this evening shared their chips with a man they found on the motorway who hasn’t eaten food in days.

The caring cops showed compassion and humanity when they could have just nicked the lad and sent him off to the cells.

But instead of taking him straight into police custody they stopped off for some chips.

Showing a truly caring side of British traffic cops who often don’t get the best press.

“The cops from the Leicestershire road policing unit tweeted that they had found on motorway suspected to be an illegal immigrant into the UK.

“He’s not eaten for days and we’ve not eaten for hours, so we’ve all shared some fine English cuisine …… a bag of chips!! 👍🏻 🍟”

These truly caring officers have shown this evening that police officers have hearts and they do care about people.

Policing is not always about crime, it’s the small acts of human kindness that go a long way.

We praise these officers for their genuine out of kindness out of their own pocket.

Helen tweeted “I know you’ll probably get people complain but. Compassion, humanity and care are great qualities.”

UK Cop Humour tweeted “Fab stuff and whilst we’re on the topic of spuds: why do potatoes make good detectives? Because they keep their eyes peeled.”

ElAine tweeted “I know some people’s heads will explode at this but well done for your compassion.”

Simply policing at it’s best. What ever your views you have to admit this is compassion and humility at it’s best.

These cops truly deserve to be recognised for great policing work.

Not every job needs to be a tick box, just because it’s a suspected illegal immigrant doesn’t mean they should be treat any different.

Top job with excellent policing skills, that will have ensured this suspect didn’t cause any problems for the officers.

Full up on chips, the officers then processes this man through custody and will refer to the home office immigration services.

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People injured after explosion at London TubeStation

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Police have evacuated a tube station in North London after terrified commuters reported an ‘explosion’ at the height of the rush-hour.

Homeowners and shopowners were told to stay inside after emergency services swamped Southgate Tube Station shortly before 8pm.

There are not believed to be many casualties.

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Awww Cleveland Police have just recruited these four legged friends

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Put your paws up for our two new recruits, Maggie and Skye who are the newest and youngest additions to the Force. At just 12 weeks old, the two English Springer Spaniels will soon begin their training to become Specialist Search Dogs.

Dog Trainer Constable Darren Gobie and Police Constable Chris Lambert are the lucky handlers of the pups. PC Lambert teamed up with a year 4 class at Myton Park School in Ingleby Barwick and allowed them to choose Skye’s name.

Chris and Skye will regularly visit the school over the next 18 months to allow them to follow her training process.

Speaking of the collaboration with the school, PC Lambert said: “I thought it would be a great idea to tie in with a school in the local community.

Recruiting new dogs is a huge deal and it’s an exciting and educational opportunity for the pupils to meet a police dog, choose her name collectively as a team and to better understand the training process for police dogs, and police roles in general.

The children were delighted to participate in this and I am sure they will all build a lovely bond with Skye over the coming months.”

PC Lambert, along with partner agencies will also be using the visits to the school to deliver lessons on internet safety and safety around animals.

The officers and the dogs will need to work very closely as team throughout the training process to build a special bond together.

Training is both mentally and physically challenging for both the dogs and handlers, as every programme must be passed to qualify.

Specialist dogs are used to detect a range of things with their highly developed sense of smell such as money, explosives, drugs and firearms.

They are also trained to work in public places including licenses premises to search for people in possession of narcotics.

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