Teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of attacking a householder following a burglary in Worcestershire.
Police were called to reports of a suspected burglary in Franche Road on Tuesday (July 14) where a householder alleged to have been ‘attacked with a hammer’ at around 1pm.
West Mercia Police’s dogs team was sent to the incident and Police Dog Titan was sent to track the suspects. PD Titan has bounded over a fence and through gardens locating the two suspected burglars, one of whom was said to have been carrying a hammer.
A 17-year-old youth and a 19-year-old man were arrested.
The dogs team Tweeted: “Report of a burglary in Kidderminster where offenders had assaulted victim with a hammer.
“PD Titan deployed and jumps over a fence, tracks though gardens and undergrowth locating 2 males still in possession of a hammer. Two in custody and arrested.
West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed they were called just after 1pm by police regarding an assault in Franche Road Kidderminster. A spokeswoman for the service said: “We were called 1:02pm on Tuesday (July 14) by police to notify us of an assault in Franche Road.
“But we were stood down before arrival at the scene. Police officers took the patient for treatment for minor injuries.”
A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: “A 17-year-old and a 19-year-old man were arrested in Franche Road, Kidderminster on suspicion of aggravated burglary.
“They are currently in custody at Kidderminster Police Station.”