Police dog tracks down teenager who hid in garden after an alleged police chase in stolen car

A teenage boy has been arrested after a police chase in what officers believed was a stolen car.

The 14-year-old was arrested after Cleveland Police's Dog Unit discovered him hiding in a garden after an alleged theft of a Seat Ibiza.

The incident happened in Middlesbrough on Friday, January 3 at around 9.45pm.

The force said officers spotted the alleged stolen car and a "pursuit occurred", resulting in the driver doing a runner.

Shortly after, PC Rashad and PD Rocky from the Dog Unit set to work in a bid to try and find the suspect.

PD Rocky managed to track a teen hiding in the garden of a property half a mile away.

PC Rashad and PD Rocky from the Dog Unit Credit: NCJ Media

This is an excellent example of how powerful and skilled police dogs are.

PC Mo Rashad, Rocky’s handler

A 14-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, driving without insurance, failing to stop and driving without a license.

He has been released under investigation pending further inquiries.