November 26, 2020

Investigation launched into police dog death

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Misty, one of the newly recruited RCIPS Belgian Malinois dogs, has died.

About 3.00 am on Sunday, 27 November 2011, the body of the dog was found on the East / West arterial route in Newlands.

A postmortem examination, which was carried out this morning, confirms that the dog died of injuries consistent with being struck by a vehicle.

An investigation has been launched into all of the circumstances surrounding the death. Police can also confirm that the dog, and her handler, were off duty at the time of the incident.

The RCIPS is appealing for anyone who may have been travelling on the East/ West arterial route in the early hours of Sunday morning, and has information which could assist the police, to contact George Town police station on 949-4222.

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