A police dog stabbed three times in the line of duty is back on the beat.
Seven-year-old PD Axle was attacked while officers from Derbyshire Police attended a domestic incident on High Street, Riddings, on July 4.
After being discharged from the veterinary centre where he was treated, and following a few weeks of rest and recuperation with his handler PC Dean Allen, Axle 'sailed through' a fitness assessment.
Operational once again, PD Axle is 'slightly less furry' after being shaved by the vet so his injuries could be treated.
A spokesperson for Derbyshire Police said:
Just two days after Axle was stabbed a Bill giving greater protection to police animals became a step closer to becoming law.
The Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill passed unopposed at its second reading in Parliament on July 6.
It aims to remove a section of the current law of self-defence often used by those who injure a service animal.