Derbyshire police dog stabbed four times will be 'back on duty soon'

Police Dog Axle is doing well.
Police Dog Axle is doing well.

A police dog who went through surgery after being stabbed four times with a knife is "recovering well", says police.

Police Dog Axle was left needing surgery after the incident on High Street, Riddings on July 4, after reports of a 'disturbance'.

A spokesman from Derbyshire Dog Police said: "PD Axle sends his thanks to all who have mentioned and sent their best wishes to him and his handler.

"He’s recovering well and will soon be back on duty."

Derbyshire police dog stabbed FOUR times with knife during serious incident last night