Police dog helps nab suspected burglar after cops find lead

A police dog helped trap a man suspected of being involved in a ‘surge’ of burglaries around Middleton.

Officers were called to the Alkrington area of ​​the city last night (Friday January 21) following reports that a man was attempting to break into a building.

Upon arrival, police dog Kyp managed to restrain a 21-year-old, who was later arrested.

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The man is being questioned in connection with a series of burglaries that have taken place in the area over the past two weeks, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have confirmed.

A spokesperson for the force’s Canine Tactical Unit tweeted: “Great job by this young dog and a real boost to the community in dealing with this ongoing issue.”

Two other suspected burglars have also been arrested following an incident in the New Islington area of ​​Manchester in the early hours of this morning.

A GMP spokesperson said: “In the New Islington area of ​​the city, two men were arrested by response police who were alerted to a report of a burglary in progress on Great Ancoats Street around 2:15 a.m. on Saturday, January 22.

“We found two offenders holding torches as they searched a closed bar whose main door appeared to have been forced open.

“A 43-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of four burglaries – including reported incidents at Trafford – and possession of a bladed item.”

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Elizabeth J. Harless