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21 November 2011, 05:00
A dog handler and his police dog companion are returning to full duty following an incident where they were both injured with a knife whilst on duty in Ipswich.
PC Steve Jay who is based at Suffolk Police Headquarters in Martlesham and Aman will return to full operational duty later.
PC Jay says he has been overwhelmed by the support and well wishes he has received from friends, colleagues and members of the public after he and Aman were involved in an incident in Ipswich on Tuesday 25th October.
"The response from the public has been incredible and we are both looking forward to returning to full frontline duties," said Steve. "Aman has made an excellent recovery and has no lasting physical side affects. There were concerns that he may have been physiologically affected by the incident but he has been assessed and he has been given the all clear to return back to work."
Aman is 6-years-old and has been working with PC Steve Jay for 4 ½ years. Born, bred and part trained in Germany, Aman answers to German and English commands. He is a General Purpose Dog and as part of the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Dog Unit, Steve and Aman can be called out to jobs across the two counties.
A 21-year-old Asher Picort from Oulton Road in Ipswich has been charged with two counts of grievous bodily harm and one count of criminal damage following the incident in Ipswich on 25th October and is now going through the court process.