Sniffer dog in hospitals

A foundation trust is using a sniffer dog to help root out drugs in its hospitals.

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Full Report: Sniffer dog to do the rounds in hospitals

A sniffer dog is being sent into the region's hospitals to help prevent patients, staff and visitors from bringing illegal drugs inside.

The NHS Trust that runs six of the North East's psychiatric hospitals says it does not have a big problem with drugs but they are getting inside wards.

The Trust believes Coco the dog will act as a deterrent.

You can watch the full report from Dan Ashby below.

Police sniffer dog to visit region's psychiatric hospitals

A police-trained sniffer dog is being sent into some of the region's hospitals to try to prevent illegal drugs being brought in.

Coco will be used in six psychiatric hospitals across the North East to prevent dealers preying on vulnerable people.

Gary O'Hare, Security Director at St Nicholas Hospital in Newcastle, told ITV News about the new initiative.

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