Rowland Rd. Stevenage, 5th Oct. 01:15 hrs.
An incident involving the Hertfordshire CCTV Partnership that was reported in the national press concerned a suspicious call to a taxi firm in Stevenage.
The firm had received a call in the early hours of the morning requesting a taxi to take passengers from Rowland
Road in Stevenage to London.
The firm were suspicious that the call was linked to an armed robbery of a taxi driver earlier on.
The police, including a dog handler, attended the address in Rowland Road and CCTV controllers monitored the scene from a camera by the local shops. As the officers arrived, the occupants of the address made off. A man and a woman left in a car and one of the men left by the rear of the address and was monitored near the shops running and carrying what appeared to be a large knife.
When the police dog handler and his dog gave chase and the man was cornered, he stabbed and seriously injured the dog and wounded the officer’s hand before being restrained and arrested.
The couple who escaped in a car were stopped and also arrested for having an offensive weapon. A final arrest was made of another man who had hidden in the garden at the address in Rowland Road.