Police pup named after ‘hero’ girl, 11

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Media captionRobyn Birdsell received an apportion from the director constable

A police puppy has been mentioned after an 11 -year-old girl who chased a robber from her home.

Robyn Birdsell grabbed the 31 -year-old by the leg as he attempted to flee over a garden fence, police said.

He contended free, but her indication facilitated West Midlands Police find the “prolific thief”, who was eventually to have a jail period of practically four years.

Robyn, from Sutton Coldfield, picked her namesake from a litter of German Shepherd puppies.

“They were all really cute it was difficult to choose, ” she said.

But one three-week-old puppy stood out from the rest.

“This one came straight over to me, though, and gazed very comfortable cuddle on my lap so I decided to pick her, ” articulated Robyn, a student at Town Junior School.

“The police have said I can remain popping back to be acknowledged that she’s getting on.”

Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption Robyn said her namesake “looked very comfortable snuggling on my lap”

Last month Robyn received an accolade from the force’s chief constable in recognition of her wars on 20 June last year.

Police said she chased the thief, who had “a string of convictions”, as he made off with a bag full of valuables.

As she sought him, the force said, she hollered “give us our substance back”.

The force’s engendered scheme administrator, Dave Raymond, responded: “I’m sure pup Robyn will do Robyn proud.

“Around 90 per cent of the members of the dogs we study are successes and go on to become operational police dogs.”

Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption Robyn was also given a tour of the force’s police dog learning centre

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