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Police dog helps catch balaclava-clad man in garden

PUBLISHED: 06:44 06 January 2020 | UPDATED: 16:05 06 January 2020

Pd Harry, the police dog, helped Great Yarmouth Police track down a man in a garden. Picture: Norfolk and Suffolk Dog Unit

Pd Harry, the police dog, helped Great Yarmouth Police track down a man in a garden. Picture: Norfolk and Suffolk Dog Unit

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A police dog has tracked down a man after he tried to escape officers by garden hopping.

Norfolk and Suffolk Dog Unit assisted Great Yarmouth Police on Sunday night after reports of two men trying car handles in Park Road, Gorleston.

Officers were called at 10.56pm and arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of interfering with a vehicle.

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A police spokesman said: "Officers searched the area and a 16 year old boy was arrested nearby on suspicion of interfering with a vehicle. He was taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning. He remains in custody. The investigation continues."

On Twitter, the dog unit said its police dog Harry tracked down a male suspect, who was wearing a balaclava, in a garden.

A police spokesman said on Twitter: "Male garden hops before being located by PD [police dog] Harry hiding in a garden close by. You can run, you can hide, but he will find you."

It was the third time this week that PD Harry had helped with an arrest.

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