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Police dog stabbed in call to vandalism on high street shops

Police dog stabbed in call to vandalism on high street shops

The incident happened on Bromyard High Street (Picture: Google)

A police officer and dog were stabbed after being called to shops that were allegedly being vandalised.

They were injured in the early hours of yesterday morning on the High Street, in Bromyard, Herefordshire.

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The officer and dog were responding to reports of vandalism at approximately 3am.

Police have now charged Mesut Olgun, 30, with several offences including criminal damage, assault, possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

The policeman was treated at a local hospital and has been discharged, while the animal was taken to the vet and later released.

Both of them are recovering at home.

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West Mercia Police Superintendent Sue Thomas said: We want to make it clear that this was an isolated incident in which a police officer and a police dog were both injured while carrying out their duties.

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Theyve both received treatment and thankfully are in recovery.

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Police remain at the scene and we will be increasing patrols in the area to reassure the public.

Olgun, from Watling Way, Bristol, is scheduled to appear at Kiddiminster Magistrates Court today.

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