Police dogs help track down a domestic violence suspect in the garden of a Harborough house

A man was arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in custody today (Tuesday)

Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 11:13 am
Updated Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 11:26 am

Police dogs helped officers track down a domestic violence suspect in the garden of a house in Market Harborough late last night (Monday).

Leicestershire Police’s Special Operations Unit drafted in police dog Katia alongside other highly-trained dogs to carry out the search.

The force’s specialist squad was scrambled to the scene after the alert was sounded at about 10.15pm last night.

Police dogs helped officers track down a domestic violence suspect in the garden of a house in Market Harborough late last night (Monday).
Police dogs helped officers track down a domestic violence suspect in the garden of a house in Market Harborough late last night (Monday).

“Officers received a report from a member of the public that a man had assaulted a woman and was acting aggressively at a property on Highfield Street, Market Harborough,” said police.

“When officers attended, the man had left the scene.

“Dogs from the Special Operations Unit assisted the search and the man, a 30-year-old from Market Harborough, was found in a nearby garden.”

The man was arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in custody today.

“Enquiries are ongoing,” added police.