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A suspected metal thief was found hiding, lying face down in a car park, after being tracked down by a police dog.

PD Biggy led officers to the man, after a patrol had followed a suspicious car in Larkfield during the early hours of Tuesday May 3.

Police dog Biggy helped track down a metal thief in Larkfield. Image from Kent Police
Police dog Biggy helped track down a metal thief in Larkfield. Image from Kent Police

Officers first spotted the Suzuki Grand Vitara travelling along the A20 London Road and the car was tailed to a nearby location where it was found abandoned.

The vehicle contained large quantities of electric cabling, suspected to be stolen, which appeared to have been recently cut.

Gloves, cutters and a torch were also seized.

A dog unit attended and tracked the area from the abandoned vehicle and a man was found nearby lying face down in a car park off Larkfield Road.

The suspect, aged 35 from Larkfield, was arrested on suspicion of theft, going equipped for theft and driving without insurance.

Police dog Biggy relaxing. Image from Kent Police
Police dog Biggy relaxing. Image from Kent Police

PD Biggy’s handler later tracked down a second suspect, who had been travelling in a separate car and who was found in Wrotham.

The 53-year-old man was also arrested in connection with the alleged theft, and for possessing a knife in public after a weapon was seized from the vehicle.

Both men were later released, pending the outcome of further investigation

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