Clever canine Yogi sniffs out runaway suspect after police car rammed
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Police Dog Yogi uses his super sense of smell to track down a runaway suspect after a police car is rammed in tonight’s action-packed episode of Police Interceptors.
PD Yogi and his handler were called in after colleagues reported their vehicle was reversed into and the driver ran off following a pursuit in the Radford area of Nottingham.
The clever canine, who is trained in a number of disciplines including finding people by using the wind or ground, quickly picked up the driver’s scent.
His skilful tracking led him down an alleyway to a gated courtyard area where a suspect was arrested.
After he was set on the suspect’s trail, it took PD Yogi just three minutes to sniff him out during the early hours of 24 April 2022.
Sergeant Jonathan Lee, another member of Nottinghamshire Police’s dog section, said: “Our dogs are a fantastic asset when it comes to incidents such as this one when a suspect is trying to evade us.
“They are specially trained to track people and property and PD Yogi demonstrated in this case just how effective our canine team members can be when paired with such capable officers.
“Together they really do make a formidable team and it just goes to show that if you try to hide from a police dog it is in vain, and you will be caught.”
The rammed police BMW suffered damage to its front but thankfully no-one was injured.
Meanwhile in tonight’s episode, members of Nottinghamshire Police’s Road Crime Team find a stash of drugs hidden in a car after intercepting a suspect on the A616 near Newark, and officers stop a drink driver in his tracks after he was seen driving at speed while undertaking other road users in the Nuthall area.