'Hero' award for police dog Finn
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Animal Hero Awards: Retired PD Finn honoured for outstanding courage

Retired police dog Finn, who was severely stabbed while tackling a teenage robber last year, has collected a prestigious award at a ceremony in London.

Finn and his handler PC Dave Wardell, from Stevenage, were presented with the Hero Animal of the Year award by Sir Patrick Stewart and ex-EastEnder Michelle Collins at the Animal Hero Awards.

The seven-year-old police dog from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire dog unit nearly died in the attack as he defended Mr Wardell.

Finn's plight inspired a campaign to change the law on sentences for harming service animals.

  • 09 Sep 2017
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