Police dog Eli Photo: Kent Police…

A Kent Police dog helped track down two men following the discovery of stolen fuel in Canterbury.

Officers were on patrol along the A2 on Thursday 17 November 2022, after lorry drivers had reported the theft of fuel in that area.

Just before midnight patrols spotted a suspicious vehicle and flagged it down. The car pulled over and two people reportedly ran from the scene.

Around 25 containers of fuel were discovered inside the abandoned car and it was seized.

Two mile trek

PD Eli picked up a scent from the car and led her handler on foot through dark woods towards Chartham for around 2 miles and sniffed out two men who appeared to be hiding in a container in the woods near to Cockering Road.

The men, aged 29 and 31 from Canterbury, were arrested on suspicion of theft. They have since been released on police bail until Monday 28 November 2022, whilst enquiries continue.

By Ed

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