Canine Bentley is hero of the hour after saw attack on cash machine

Two men have been arrested after using a saw to try to break into a garage in Simonstone in the early hours of this morning.

Monday, 22nd May 2017, 5:31 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:31 pm
Police dog Bentley proved to be the hero of the hour during a failed attempt to break into a cash machine in Read.

The men, both aged 36, and one from Blackburn and the other from Bolton, were arrested on suspicion of burglary and are currently in custody.

Two vehicles have also been recovered, one which police believe has been stolen.

The pair were believed to be targeting a cash machine at the garage in Whalley Road.

The helicopter and dog patrol unit, including German shepherd Bentley, were deployed to search for the two who made a failed bid to hide in nearby bushes and a stream.

A police spokeswoman said they had reports at 3.15am of someone breaking into the garage with a saw.

She said: “Superb team effort especially by helicopter and police dog Bentley resulted in two arrests after a ATM was targeted.

“They thought they were safe hiding in streams and bushes but the eyes in the sky supported by the ever willing dog patrol put an end to this game of hide and seek.”