BOP police dog stabbed while pursuing offender
A Bay of Plenty Police dog stabbed early this morning is currently in recovery.
Officers received a report of a person attempting to break-in to a vehicle on Ford Road, Rotorua, at 3am.
“The alleged offender fled the scene on foot before entering a nearby property,” says a police spokesperson.
“A police dog followed the offender into the property, where it was stabbed.
“Soon after a self-harm incident occurred and the offender was transported to Rotorua District Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.”
The police dog required surgery and is currently in recovery.