Ravine fall West Yorkshire Police dog back on the beat



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A faithful deputy dog is back on police patrol after falling 40 feet off a cliff while chasing a suspect.

Police pooch Gimley and his handler, PC Tim Yates, had been called out in the hunt for a suspect after reports of a vehicle failing to stop.

The car had been abandoned around Gildersome and a suspect had been tracked to a patch of nearby woodland. PC Yates, 46, said during the search the six year-old West Yorkshire Police dog fell down the drop.

He said: “It was one of those heart wrenching moments. Then he got up, hobbled, and started to make his way back up the ravine.”

The suspect was caught and Gimley was taken to the vet who confirmed there were no broken bones or internal injuries. He is now back on the beat with PC Yates.

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