London, July 15
Scotland Yard on Wednesday showered reward on Police Dog (PD) Eddie for his astute detection abilities that helped officers get better a hid harmful weapon in London.
The Metropolitan Police mentioned the eight-year-old cocker spaniel and his handler, Police Constable (PC) Emma Robling, rushed to Chelsea Gardens on Chelsea Bridge Road in south-west London after officers discovered an quantity of ammunition on a communal roof on Monday.
As a part of the intelligence-led operation, the Met Police mentioned its four-legged pal “leaped into action” to assist officers observe down a hid loaded weapon, which is now safely off the streets.
“Eddie is a wonderful dog to work with and I am thrilled he was able to track down this incredibly dangerous weapon. If it wasn’t for his nose, there is every chance it could still be hidden away,” mentioned PC Emma Robling.
“We all have a vital role in fighting violent crime across the capital, including our police dogs. Every day, police dogs support frontline colleagues in tackling violence head on and yesterday’s seizure is extremely welcomed – well done Eddie,” she mentioned.
Operation Viper detectives, a part of the Met Police’s Specialist Crime South unit, suspected a lethal weapon was being saved within the space when PD Eddie was deployed.
“After some 15 minutes of searching, Eddie’s nose indicated a particular interest in a secluded area of the roof top. A quick search by his handler revealed the silver revolver, which was loaded and ready for use,” the Met Police mentioned in an announcement.
“Thanks to their efforts, and PD Eddie’s keen nose, a dangerous weapon is now off the streets. No arrests have been made at this time and the investigation continues,” it mentioned.
Scotland Yard mentioned its detectives will now proceed a “painstaking” investigation to find out who hid the firearm and the ammunition. PTI