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Police pay homage to "an absolutely superb police dog"

The oldest police dog in the West Midlands has finally retired at the grand old age of nine-and-a-half.

During Janus' long police career, he has captured more than four hundred criminals and uncovered thousands of pounds worth of stolen property.

His handler PC Dan Thomas says they have developed a unique bond while working together but Janus will now enjoy his retirement at home with PC Thomas' family.

Police pooch puts paws up after hundreds of arrests

Janus has been on the beat in the West Midlands for the last 10 years Credit: ITV Central

A West Midlands Police dog is preparing for his retirement after spending nearly a decade on the beat in the region.

Janus has helped make nearly 450 arrests in the last four years alone.

At nine and a half years old, or 66 and a half in dog years, it's time for Janus to make way for younger police pups to pound the streets.

He may be an old dog but he's still got what it takes to catch a villain Credit: ITV Central