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Dogs Chewy and Fallon help Kent Police catch two teenage boys over the attempted theft of motorbike in Tonbridge


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Two teenagers have been arrested over the attempted theft of a motorbike - after two police dogs helped to track down the suspects.

At around 2.20pm yesterday, police received a report two boys had attempted to make off with a motorbike in Morley Road, Tonbridge.

Police dogs Chewy and Fallon. Picture: Kent Police
Police dogs Chewy and Fallon. Picture: Kent Police

“They were challenged by members of the public and left the scene on a moped,” a police spokesman said.

“Officers later spotted them riding through Hadlow and located the bike after it was abandoned in Mosquito Road, near Kings Hill.”

At this stage, police dogs Chewy and Fallon, who are both German Shepherds, sprung into paw patrol mode.

PD Chewy started tracking through woodland and fields towards West Malling, while officers also deployed a drone to assist in the search.

Patrols then located a 17-year-old boy in Manor Park and detained him in connection with the attempted theft. PD Chewy also recovered a discarded jacket and glove.

Police dog Fallon continued to track through the park to West Malling railway station where a 15-year-old boy was seen on one of the platforms.

He was also arrested and taken into custody.

The abandoned moped was identified as having been stolen from Tunbridge Wells and both teenagers were later bailed to return to police on Thursday, February 10.

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