Police dog takes down suspect

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph
Police Dog Pablo with his handler Constable Tom Gryta.
Camera IconPolice Dog Pablo with his handler Constable Tom Gryta. Credit: Taylar Amonini

A police dog has bitten a 25-year-old South Hedland man who fled a police pursuit on the weekend.

Police say they were investigating a number of alleged offences including assault occasioning bodily harm, threat, breach of violence restraining order, and breach of bail.

It is understood the Hedland canine unit a attended a Port Hedland address on Saturday evening, April 29, and upon arrival the 25-year-old male suspect allegedly ran from the address.

Police will allege the male was called upon to stop and refused, subsequently allegedly jumping the fence of a neighbouring property.

As a result, PD Pablo was released and took the suspect to the ground and detained him until police arrived.

The man attended hospital with minor injuries as a result of bite marks and was cleared by staff.

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