Help find a name for the latest recruit at Cambridgeshire Police - a springer spaniel training to be a sniffer dog

BCH Dog Unit needs your help to name new recruit

BCH Dog Unit needs your help to name new recruit - Credit: Archant

A police appeal has gone out to find a name for their latest recruit - a springer spaniel that is training to be a force sniffer dog.

A new training course for six dogs and their handlers began this week but one of the eager recruits is yet to be christened and they are hoping the public can help give him a new name.

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said: “A new pooch, who came from a rescue centre in Devon, has joined the course and is already picking up skills quickly. The course aims to see them develop into proactive drug dog teams.

“The only problem with the latest recruit on four paws is that he shares the same name as one of his fellow trainees, Duke.

“This has prompted the unit to appeal to the public for their help in renaming him so as not to cause confusion during the training.”

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The team has already come up with a shortlist of nine names and are now asking people to go to their Facebook page to vote for their favourite.

To get involved you must like the BCH Facebook page and cast your vote on a special poll set up on their page.

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TThe names in the running are Buzz, Charlie, Frank, Taz, Tiggy, Trigger, Whizz, Zippy and Yoda.

Voting closes at 3.30pm on Friday June 5 and the winning name will be announced soon after.

The dogs will work across the three counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.

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