West Midlands Police issue witness statement in character of police dog

West Midlands Police are being investigated after an officer put a photo on social media of a witness statement issued in the character of a police dog.

The statement read: 'I chase him, I bite him, Bad man, He tasty, Good boy, Good boy Peach.'

The CPS had asked for a witness statement from "PC Peach", without realising it was the name of a police dog.

PC Mark Tissington put the photo on social media before it was later deleted.

The Professional Standards Department are looking into this, early enquiries suggest it is a light-hearted exchange as a result of a misunderstanding around a police dog and a police officer. The matter will be investigated.

– DCI Julian Harper, West Midlands Police