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Police puppy finds live ammunition on Sunday morning walk

A 16-week-old puppy earmarked for a career with the City of London Police Dogs Unit made a surprise find on his Sunday morning walk: some live ammunition.

George, a black Labrador who has been chosen as a police dog but hasn’t begun his training with the Police, was being walked by his handler Scott. George made the discovery as they were walking along Riverdale Road, an area of green space around the River Shuttle in the London Borough of Bexley at around 7.30am on Sunday morning.

Scott, who lives locally, said: “he hasn’t even started his training yet, but he must have a natural aptitude. He was nosing around the base of a tree, in some foliage, and I came over and had a look and saw he’d found some ammunition. I couldn’t believe it!”

Scott called the Metropolitan Police and local officers attended and removed the ammunition.

The City of London Police is responsible for policing the Square Mile, London’s central financial district, and is also the national lead Police Force for fraud. The Dogs Unit handles dogs which are specially trained to sniff out items such as drugs, bombs, and money. When the dogs are not on duty, they live with their handlers.

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