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Man Strangles Police Dog During Arrest After Wolverhampton Arson Attacks

In a swift response to a series of early morning arson incidents, authorities have apprehended a 39-year-old man suspected of endangering lives through deliberate fires.

Incidents Unfold:

  • Horse and Jockey Pub Blaze: At approximately 03:30 emergency services were alerted to a small fire at the Horse and Jockey pub on Church Street, Bilston. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.
  • Vehicle Fires: Shortly thereafter, multiple vehicles were either set ablaze or damaged by fire along Union Street, Bell Street, and Greencroft.
  • Suspect Identified: Utilising rapid CCTV analysis, investigators identified a suspect who was later located in a park off Millfield Road by a police dog unit.
  • Violent Confrontation: During the arrest attempt, the suspect hurled projectiles at officers and attempted to strangle a police dog. The canine, PD Snow, successfully subdued the assailant, who was subsequently taken to the hospital for treatment.

The arrested individual remains in custody, facing charges of arson with intent to endanger life. Authorities commend the quick action that prevented further harm and damage.

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