Police dog catches teenager fleeing police chase

Date published: 14 March 2019

A teenager was caught by a police dog after fleeing from a police chase in Smithy Bridge on Wednesday (13 March).

Three teenagers suspected of stealing a car were chased by police after they spotted a stolen vehicle driving on Smithy Bridge Road just after 1pm.

The car then failed to stop before a short pursuit took place.

One suspect was detained by a police dog, and received a small arm injury in the process.

A second boy was arrested just minutes later.

Police from GMP’s Pennine team said: “The two suspects, who are both 16-years-old, were arrested on suspicion on theft of a vehicle.

“They were interviewed in custody overnight and the file will now be passed to the Youth Offending Team for a decision on how it will now be dealt with.”

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