Meet the Cambs police dog who was protecting world leaders
- Credit: Cambridgeshire Police
A police dog from the unit which covers Cambridgeshire was given a slightly different job this month – to protect world leaders at the G7 summit.
PD Luna was the only weapons search dog from the Beds, Cambs and Herts Dog Unit sent to Cornwall to support the event’s security.
Her handler, PC Paul Huggett, said: “Luna was the first dog to go onto Carbis Bay and search – that was how we spent day one and two. Days three and four we went to Newquay Airport and did searches in the VIP lounge.
“Luna also worked at the vehicle checkpoint and at Tregenna Castle, and searched conference areas too. Although she is trained to find cash and drugs as well, it’s mainly weapons we were looking for.
“We were incredibly proud to go down and be a part of the work to keep people safe.”
While Luna worked hard, she also played hard.
Among her treats was a swim in the sea with fellow PDs Pip and Wills, specialist search dogs usually based in Hertfordshire.
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Luna first joined the police in 2018 after being rescued in Ireland as a puppy by the Dogs Trust.