Skegness

You can’t hide from Boris, the police dog

Police Dog Boris proved to be the hero when he chased down and detained a 21-year-old man after a stolen vehicle rammed into a police car in Skegness.

Officers were called to track down a vehicle stolen from the Baythorpe Caravan site on Burgh Road in Skegness during the evening of Saturday, September 14.

The Ford Eco-Sport was stolen at around 11pm and was found at the Crown Hotel on Drummond Road, but it rammed a police car and headed towards Gunby. It was later located pulled up by a field on the A158 between Partney and Scremby, with the suspect having left the vehicle and ran into the field.

One of the force’s drone operators attended the scene and was able to find the suspect through its thermal imaging camera.

From this heat signature a dog handler and PD Boris were able to track him down, but the man still refused to give up the chase. After several warnings the dog handler released Boris to detain the man.

Joshua Cox of Millfields Caravan Park in Ingoldmells was taken to custody for burglary and failing to provide for a breathalyser and drug swipe.

He was charged with various offences including burglary, dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, failing to stop, having no insurance, breaching a criminal behaviour order, possession of a class B drug, aggravated vehicle taking and damage of £5,000 or over. He later appeared before Lincoln Magistrates Court on Monday, September 16.