Police dog sniffs out missing man in bushes

Tai, a Herts police dog
Tai, a Herts police dog

A police dog and its handler successfully sniffed out a missing man who was hiding in the undergrowth.

The man, in his 30s, had been reported missing from Hemel Hempstead at around 11.45pm yesterday (Monday, June 15).

Serious concerns were raised about the man’s welfare and so a number of officers were sent to the area to assist with the search.

German Shepherd police dog Tai was deployed with his handler after the man was spotted in Cattsdell, Hemel Hempstead at around 12.50am this morning (Tuesday, June 16).

Tai soon began tracking from the road and led his handler into a tunnel near the Nickey Line, across a grassy area and up a bank.

The man was then discovered hidden amongst some bushes.

Sergeant Vicky Stoughton from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Dog Unit, said: “Tai’s nose was put to excellent use and I am very proud of how he and his handler were able to track and find the man, who was thankfully located safely.

“This is another great example of how our unit can work with other policing teams across the three counties.”

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