You may remember Finn the Police Dog who we have featured previously on Jammy Toast after he was seriously injured defending his handler from a knife wielding burglar. Finn was nearly knifed to death saving his partner and is now to receive the animal George Cross – a PDSA Gold Medal. German shepherd Finn and PC Dave Wardell had cornered a robbery suspect when Finn was knifed twice with a 10in blade. PC Wardell said: “In a split second I saw the man lunge at Finn. As he pulled away I saw a 10in blade, covered in Finn’s blood. The man then lunged at me but Finn, despite being seriously hurt, grabbed hold of the suspect and stopped him landing a fatal blow. My hand was cut and Finn’s head sliced open. His grip remained, pulling at the suspect’s leg to stop him from escaping over a fence.”
We received an e-mail the other day from the UK Government. Here at Jammy Toast we are not usually in the habit of receiving messages from the government but this e-mail was concerning Finn the Police Dog. We signed the online petition calling for police animals to be given the same status as officers if they are injured at work and the e-mail was to tell us that this will now be debated in Parliament. The Finn’s Law campaign is named after the Hertfordshire police dog who, along with his handler, was stabbed in Stevenage while chasing a suspect. Finn’s Law wants people who attack police animals to face charges similar to those for attacking a person. It will now be debated on 14th November after topping 100,000 signatures in a month.
Hello everyone, it is my time to write for Jammy Toast again so here goes… Here at Jammy Toast we are great fans of Gogglebox and our favourite telly-watcher is none other than Scarlett. She is great and always seems to come up with the saying that steals the show. Recently she has lost a lot of weight in quite a short time. According to reports in the press – if they are to be believed – she has gone from a size 16 down to a size 10. She has lost that much weight we now hear she is going to release a fitness DVD in time for Christmas. All I can say to that news is; “Well, I never saw that one coming!”
We told you last week of the story of Finn the police dog and his handler PC Dave Wardell who were both injured in the line of duty. We can now reveal both are on the mend with Dave full of praise for the animal’s brave recovery. Dave was stabbed in the hand and German shepherd Finn was stabbed in the head and chest in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, on 5th October. They had been called in to apprehend a man suspected of robbing a taxi driver at gunpoint.
Finn was just a normal ‘on duty’ police officer when he was stabbed while chasing a suspect – except he was a dog. Now, a petition calling for police animals to be given the same status as human officers, if they are injured at work, has reached nearly 30,000 signatures. The Finn’s Law campaign is named after the Hertfordshire police dog who, along with his handler, was stabbed in Stevenage in the line of duty. The petition calls for people who attack police animals to face charges similar to those for attacking a person.