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Staffordshire police dog injured on duty thanked by namesake

Photo from @SStaffsPolice Twitter

A get well message has been sent to a Staffordshire police dog, who was injured on duty, by his namesake.

PD Audi and his handler were assisting colleagues who were trying to detain a man in Hanley on 1 July, when he sustained an injury to the side of his head.

He is now at home recovering from his ordeal.

Today (11 July), police officers have shared that a message thanking PD Audi for his service and wishing him a speedy recovery has been sent by the car maker Audi.

A food hamper has also been sent for his handler.

A 29-year-old Liverpool man has been charged with causing unnecessary suffering to a police dog under the Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Act 2019 in connection with the incident - believed to be one of the first prosecutions since 'Finns Law' was introduced.

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