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Police dog carries on tracking after stolen car found abandoned

Date: 25/04/2013 10:28:52
Category: Car tracking
Author: Sean McGrath

A police dog tracked a pair of suspected car thieves for two miles through woods, after a car was abandoned in Somerset.

Vehicle tracking is one of the best solutions out there to recover a stolen car - but when the car is recovered, it is good to know that the police K9 unit keeps on tracking.

According to dailymail.co.uk, the Mercedes was stolen from Winscombe in Somerset and was later found abandoned in Bockley Combe, a nearby woodland.

It was then that PC Hampson and his keen nosed colleague, Troy, were called into action. Arriving at the scene approximately 20 minutes after the car was found abandoned, Troy went to work tracking the scent of the suspected criminals across woodland and fields.

The pair were found over two miles away, close to Bristol Airport. Chief constable, Nick Gargan, later wrote on twitter.com: "More great police dog work overnight. This time our canine colleague Troy tracked for over two miles before finding a suspected burglar."

Troy, who is four years-old has been under the care of PC Hampson for the past three years. Hampson said that he was incredibly proud of Troy.

"Tracking is his best skill and he'll go on and on. We went over a fence and through wood and over fields and it's a real challenge keeping hold of him" he gushed.

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