Police dogs aid in arrest and recovery of stolen tools
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Two police dogs have helped officers recover a collection of tools - reportedly stolen, along with a tractor, from the maintenance yard of a caravan park in Whitstable.
Officers, with the assistance of police dogs YooFoo and Ciara, found the equipment shortly after Kent Police was alerted to a burglary in progress at a premises on St John’s Road at around 10.20pm on Wednesday 31 January.
Police Dog Ciara and her handler began to track a suspicious-looking man after discovering the tools on Swalecliffe Court Drive.
Police Dog Yoofoo guarded the tools while officers made enquiries concerning the origin of the allegedly stolen items.
Soon afterwards, officers detained a 22-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of theft and theft of a motor vehicle.
A tractor, also thought to have been stolen from the yard, was found on a nearby beach the following day.
The man arrested has since been bailed, pending further enquiries.