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Police rescue dog from four-storey window ledge in Margate

Perched shivering with fear on a window ledge four storeys above the ground, this terrified dog found himself in quite the predicament.

Two police officers came to his rescue and managed to pull him back from the brink through the window he had apparently climbed through.

An officer reaches through the window to snatch the dog to safety
An officer reaches through the window to snatch the dog to safety

PCs Beth Ninnim and Matt Albers were on duty yesterday afternoon when they were made aware of the cross-breed stranded on a bay window at the rear of a property in Fort Hill, Margate.

"I was worried the dog might try to jump if he saw any passers-by or my colleagues in the adjacent buildings so it was important we didn’t do anything that might prompt the dog to jump off the ledge as it was just too high from any safe place," said PC Ninnim.

A police spokesman added: "Working together, PC Ninnim positioned herself within sight of the dog, while PC Albers was joined by PCSOs who then worked to identify which building the dog had come from, to see if they could reach it.

"As none of the windows from neighbouring buildings were close enough to reach the dog, officers were then joined by a crew from Kent Fire and Rescue Service and together they were able to enter the property and get the dog safely down where it was treated to snacks and a bowl of water."

Safely back on the ground
Safely back on the ground

Officers have since spoken to the dog’s owner and a referral has been made to the RSPCA.

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