Nottinghamshire Police dog flushes out suspect hiding in toilet on Police Interceptors

2022-07-01 14:21:52 By : Ms. Carrie Lin

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A tenacious, award-winning police dog flushed out a suspect hiding in an outdoor toilet after they failed to stop for officers in tonight’s brand new episode of Police Interceptors.

Police dog Quantum, who is highly trained to search for human scent, and his handler police constable Jen Ellse, were called in when a man abandoned his car after leading police on a chase in the Worksop area on the night of September 9, 2021.

Pc Ellse said: “Quantum picked up a scent, pulling strong into his harness. I approached a gate and Quantum indicated he wanted to go inside.

“Once inside he was pulling harder and I knew we were close to someone. As we searched the garden he pulled me around to a brick building which looked like an outside toilet.

“He started barking which is his indication a person is present. I told the person to come out immediately and not to make any sudden movements.

"I told him to turn around and walk out indicating I would send the dog if he ran."

Other officers were then on scene to arrest the man.

During his time with Nottinghamshire Police the clever canine has contributed to more than 100 arrests, with these heroic exploits being acknowledged last September when he was presented with the highly commended accolade in the outstanding bravery category of the Thin Blue Paw awards.

Pc Ellse added: “Quantum is incredibly brave and relentless and his skilful work and determination over the years has resulted in many suspects being detained and criminals ending up securely behind bars.

“Arrests like this one just go to show how important our highly-skilled police dogs are to the force and how there’s nowhere for people to hide once they’ve been deployed.”

To catch this story and many more, tune in at 8pm on Channel 5.