Brave PD Kaiser 'lucky to be alive' after being stabbed five times

Hero police dog is STABBED five times in the head as he subdues knife-wielding man

  • Kaiser was on patrol in Orpington, south London with handler, PC Mark Woolcott 
  • After tracking down the suspect, the brave Alsatian was stabbed five times and he was treated at vets where he required stitches for his stab wounds
  • Despite his injuries Kaiser held a man, 43, long enough for officers to detain him 

A police dog is ‘lucky to be alive’ after he was stabbed in the head five times while subduing a man armed with a large kitchen knife.

Kaiser was on patrol with his handler, PC Mark Woolcott, on Sunday when the pair were called to a report of a back garden intruder in Orpington, south London.

After tracking down the suspect, Kaiser was stabbed four times on the top of his head and once below his eye.

Despite his wounds, the brave Alsatian was able to keep hold of the man for long enough to allow officers to detain him.

Kaiser was taken to the vets where he required stitches. Fortunately, the knife only struck bone – narrowly avoiding lasting injury.

PD Kaiser (above) was on patrol with his handler, PC Mark Woolcott, when the pair were called to a report of a back garden intruder in Orpington, south London

Kaiser was taken to the vets where he required stitches. Fortunately, the knife only struck bone – narrowly avoiding lasting injury

He was kept in overnight for observation but is expected to make a full recovery.

Another police officer also received a broken wrist and is expected to be off work for up to a month. 

A 43-year-old man was later detained under the Mental Health Act and is now receiving treatment.

Superintendent Emma Richards, from the Metropolitan Police’s dog support unit, yesterday praised Kaiser for his ‘immense bravery’ in tackling the armed man.

She said: ‘Kaiser was stabbed multiple times in the head and is lucky to be alive.

‘We should recognise that the man responsible for this attack was suffering from a mental health crisis.

‘He is getting the care he needs now and a decision will be taken in due course as to whether it would be appropriate for any criminal charges to follow.’

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