Police dogs play key role in solving crimes

The police dogs are helping to solve crimes in Sussex Credit: Sussex Police

A drug-dealer, a drink-driver and a suspected burglar were all located by police dogs - proving you can run, but you can’t hide.

The incidents in Brighton, Crawley and Broad Oak are among some of the latest call outs for PD Spike and PD Diesel and their handler PC Mark Tully, as well as PD Troy and his handler PC Will Hewson.

Officers from the Surrey and Sussex Police Dog Unit have a wide range of tools and technology at their disposal, but it is often their canine counterparts that provide the most effective means of detection.

The work of PD Diesel was typical. He led officers to a stash of drugs and cash.