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Give that mutt a medal
18th July 2018

By Lloyd Lugsden

A canine hero has received a gold medal for life-saving.

Police dog Finn, who sustained serious stab wounds when apprehending an armed suspect while on duty, is to receive the PDSA gold medal, known as the animals’ George Cross, for his bravery and devotion.

Finn, who is now retired from service with Hertfordshire Constabulary, almost died from the stab wounds. His actions protected the life of his handler, PC Dave Wardell, who was also injured in the incident.

The presentation took place at the charity’s PetLife 2018 festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire.