Stevenage - Stabbed Police Dog In Recovery

6 October 2016, 17:17 | Updated: 6 October 2016, 17:24

Herts Police Dog Finn 3

A Hertfordshire Police Dog, PD Finn who was stabbed in the head and in his torso, as he and his handler responded to reports of an armed robbery in Stevenage is back on his feet today.

PD Finn and his police handler Officer Dave Wardell were called out after a series of incidents in Stevenage on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning - including reports a taxi driver was being robbed at gun-point.

When PC Wardell and PD Finn responded to a further report of a second taxi company concerned about a request they had for a pick-up the officer and his charge attended the location and found a suspect running from the scene.

But after giving chase, Finn, and his handler suffered stab wounds in Denton Road.

PC Wardell suffered a hand-injury and PD Finn was stabbed in his head and chest.

Herts Police later reported several arrests had been made and today, Thursday 6th, a 16 year-old from Lewisham was charged with:

  • ABH assault on PC Dave Wardell
  • Criminal damage (relating to police dog Finn)
  • Possession of an article with a blade or sharp point (a combat knife)
  • Charge relating to possession of a BB gun

Hertfordshire Police have recorded THIS short video today following PD Finn’s life-saving surgery yesterday.