'Hero' Finn makes a splash
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Norfolk beach run for Stevenage 'hero' stabbed dog Finn

Finn, a retired police dog who was nearly killed in the line of duty, is making the most of civilian life.

The eight-year-old German Shepherd was seriously stabbed in the head and chest early one October morning in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, by a suspected armed robber.

His story prompted more than 120,000 people to sign a petition calling for serving animals to have the same rights as officers.

Having swapped life on the beat with Hertfordshire Police for time as a family pet with his former handler PC Dave Wardell, Finn has had his first ever visit to the beach with a trip to Happisburgh, Norfolk.

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