A policeman has thanked paramedics after he was impaled on a metal spike during a police chase.
PC Dan Thomas, from West Midlands Police, was seriously hurt when his arm was pinned on the eight-foot high fence.
He needed 15 stitches and is now recovering at home - but only after the brave cop caught the suspect!
Thomas and his police dog Gil were among a group of officers called to Springfield Road in Walmley, Sutton Coldfield, on December 30th.
It was following reports of two men trying to steal a motorbike, and while officers arrested a 16-year-old man, Thomas and Gil began chasing another suspect.
Thomas lifted Gil over an eight-foot high spike fence but his bicep was impaled as his jacket snagged.
But determined Thomas carried on and shortly found a 22-year-old man hiding in some bushes. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted vehicle theft, along with the teenager.
Moments later, Thomas collapsed due to significant blood loss and he was transferred to hospital.