Lancashire

Springer Jerry joins Lancashire Police drugs team

Jerry the Springer
Image caption Jerry has already sniffed out amphetamines and cannabis

A springer spaniel called Jerry has been recruited by Lancashire Police as a specialist drug and weapon-finding dog.

The 19-month-old has undergone police training and has already recovered drugs from raided properties in Preston, Blackpool and Burnley.

He is the first working dog to have been paid for by the Retired Lancashire Police Dog Benevolent Fund.

The fund usually gives financial assistance to retired police dogs.

Sgt Nick Everett from the police dog unit said: "Jerry is hyperactive, lots of fun and an excellent police dog.

"We are delighted to have him working with us and hope to see him detecting large quantities of drugs and weapons over the coming years."

Lancashire Police has 36 police dogs, whose duties include detecting drugs and explosives.

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