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Police dog discovers cash and drugs after car crash

Fozzy's handler says the cash and drugs wouldn't have been found without him Credit: Wiltshire Police

A police dog which only gained his licence three months ago has discovered tens of thousands of pounds of cash and drugs following a road traffic collision in Corsham on Saturday afternoon, 2 July 2016.

Fozzy and his handler PC Simon Goodwin were called out to the crash on the A4 Bath Road near the Cross Keys pub.

Three vehicles – a Peugeot Partner, a Vauxhall Astra and a Vauxhall Zafira – were involved.

The driver of the Vauxhall Astra was said to have left the scene carrying a number of small bags and a shoebox. He returned to the scene a few minutes later empty-handed.

Fozzy tracked the scent 100 yards through a grass area, over a stone wall and into a wooded area before finding a number of bags dumped inside a large bush.

These contained suspected class A drugs, believed to be cocaine, worth approximately £21,600 and almost £28,000 in cash.

A 41-year-old man from Calne has been arrested and bailed pending further inquiries

Without Fozzy, I don’t believe these items would have been found. I’m really proud of him – he has got a big career ahead of him.

– PC Simon Goodwin, Dog handler
Fozzy and part of his find Credit: Wiltshire Police