Meet Staffordshire’s newest crimefighting duo: Police Dog Flash & PC Luke Hardern

Staffordshire has a new crimefighting duo after police dog Flash and his handler PC Luke Hardern completed their intense training.

The pair received their official certificates at Staffordshire Police HQ yesterday before embarking on their first shift together.

For PD Flash, the award welcomes him to the force as a Service Animal under the protection of Finns’ Law, while the moment was a long-awaited one for PC Hardern, of Leek.

The 28-year-old had hoped to complete his training – with another dog – a year earlier before a rugby injury curtailed his plans. Read More