Police dog Flash dies after a decade of crime-busting across Lancashire

One of Lancashire's most respected canine cops has crossed the Rainbow Bridge after a decade of fighting crime.

Monday, 22nd June 2020, 10:57 am
Updated Monday, 22nd June 2020, 1:06 pm
PD Flash has crossed the Rainbow Bridge after a 10-year career of catching crooks across Lancashire

Police dog PD Flash died at the weekend after a 'very short illness', said Lancashire Police.

Flash had served his county for nearly a decade after he first hit the streets and began sniffing out crime in 2010.

Celebrated for his 'enthusiasm' and 'relentless energy', PD Flash had a nose for crime and helped catch countless crooks before settling down to a well-earned retirement last year.

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The crime-busting duo - PD Flash (left) and his old pal PD Narvik alongside their handler in 2014

Alongside his old German Shephard pal PD Narvik, the crime-busting duo hounded Lancashire's drug dealers for years and sniffed out thousands of pounds worth of drugs, weapons and ill-gotten cash.

He will be greeted on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge by his old buddy Narvik, who died in 2019, after retiring from the force in 2014.

A police spokesman said: "It is with much sadness that we report the passing of retired police dog Flash after a very short illness.

"Flash served his county from 2010 until his retirement early last year and was well known and loved for his enthusiasm and relentless energy in removing drugs, cash and weapons from the criminal element.

"Flash has enjoyed an eventful retirement with his adoptive family and is reunited now with his old pal retired police dog Narvik."

Rest easy pal and thank you for your service.