the magazine for dog lovers

Primary Navigation

Social Navigation


RIP Ghost: Police Dog Killed in Pursuit of Intruders

Dog News

A police dog has been killed after being run over pursuing intruders in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside.

The German Shepherd named Ghost was only three years old and was found shortly afterwards on the M6 nearby with traumatic injuries after being hit by a vehicle.

Local police have confirmed no vehicles stopped at the scene where Ghost was found.

Photo Credit:

His handler, pictured above with Ghost is said to be “extremely upset” according to police colleagues. The pair had formed a bond and on recent shifts together had helped recover a stolen cash box.

Speaking to the BBC,¬†Inspector Tony Byrne said, “Ghost and his handler were a prolific team and he was a much valued member of our team and will be sorely missed.”

This tragic news comes shortly after a police dog, Finn, was stabbed on duty. In his name a petition to honour police dogs was launched and with more than 100,000 signatures is due to be debated in parliament soon.


Get Our BEST Dog Magazine Content
Enter your email and never miss out on receiving our best articles:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *