Barnstaple police dog's discovery

A POLICE dog handler on routine foot patrol in the Newport area of Barnstaple arrested a man on suspicion of theft from vehicles in the early hours of yesterday (Wednesday). The man was discovered by the police dog, allegedly hiding between two parked cars

A POLICE dog handler on routine foot patrol in the Newport area of Barnstaple arrested a man on suspicion of theft from vehicles in the early hours of yesterday (Wednesday).

The man was discovered by a police dog, allegedly hiding between two parked cars and with a head torch and screwdriver on him.

Dean Hawkins, 27, from Barnstaple, has been charged with theft from a motor vehicle.

He was released on bail and is required to attend Barnstaple Magistrates Court later this month.


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