– PC Craig Calthorpe, Fuzz's handler
We are all incredibly relieved that Fuzz is on the mend as we initially feared the worst.It's testament to his bravery that he refused to back down even after he was struck, and shows the dedication of our dogs who put themselves in harm's way on a daily basis.
Fuzz returns to duty! 24hrs after being hit & injured detaining a suspect, Met police dog Fuzz is back on the beat http://t.co/86G2AeSbEJ
Fuzz the police dog suffered a deep cut to his eye while helping to catch a suspected armed robber in Downham.
The German Shepherd clung on to the man despite being battered around the head with a metal baton.
Noticing that Fuzz was bleeding heavily from his nose, as well as his eye, he was taken by his handler for emergency veterinary treatment.
Fuzz, who has been with the force since he was 7 weeks old, is expected to make a full recovery.