Having dedicated the early years of her life to policing & Cleveland Police Izzy has retired on medical grounds.

The Dog Unit has said a fond farewell to Izzy, who has retired on medical grounds following an injury.

Izzy, aged 4 years and 6 months, was popular with Police Interceptor fans and was with the unit for three years, partnered alongside PC Jimmy Grieves.

She was able to search for firearms and had a number of good results, including tracking a suspect in a murder investigation.

Due to developing a leg injury, Izzy has had to retire to prevent the injury becoming worse.

PC Jimmy Grieves said: “It was very emotional saying farewell to Izzy. Unfortunately due to an injury she has been retired early, but to a wonderful home. She is an amazing dog who was fiercely loyal and saved me on a number of occasions from being hurt. Thank you to Izzy for being my best friend and partner in fighting crime.”

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