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Canine cop catches suspect on last ever shift

Police dog Ari catches suspect on last ever shift Credit: West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police dog Ari caught a fleeing suspect on his last ever shift with the force.

A 999 call was received just after 2am on Friday (2 September) reporting a domestic incident and Ari managed to quickly sniff out the 44-year-old suspect nearby.

Eight-year-old Ari has now officially retired after nearly seven years on the beat.

Police dog Ari catches suspect on last ever shift Credit: West Midlands Police

Ari was a graduate from the force’s dedicated training unit at Balsall Common and became a fully-fledged member of the police team at just 15-months old.

He will be enjoying his retirement with his handler, PC Paul Birch.

The 44-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of causing a breach of the peace, was taken into custody but later released without charge after being questioned by officers.