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Police dog helps with arrests of nearly 10 people after two incidents in West Norfolk

A 37-year-old man who was in possession of a knife is currently in custody after a police dog tracked him down yesterday evening.

The man was arrested in Downham in connection with a public order offence and possession of a knife.

A post by King's Lynn Police on social media said the man was "located and detained" by Neeko of Norfolk and Suffolk's Police Dog Unit.

Neeko. Picture: King's Lynn Police
Neeko. Picture: King's Lynn Police

The knife was recovered following "an incident in the town".

PC Lee Anderton, community engagement officer for Lynn, confirmed this morning that the man is still in custody in connection with the possession of knife as investigations continue.

A social media post by Norfolk and Suffolk's Police Dog Unit described Neeko as being "on fire" yesterday after also tracking down eight people wanted by police at Hilgay.

The post said the suspects were fleeing from the back of a heavy goods vehicle on the A10 at Hilgay.

All eight people were arrested after being tracked down by the dog according to the social media post.

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