London, Jan 7: The UK police have recruited a four-month-old puppy and named it after the heroic dog 'diesel' who was killed in a French police raid following the Paris attacks.
A Belgian Malinois, has joined North Yorkshire Police and begun the process that could see her qualify as a fully fledged police dog.
"The name Diesel was chosen out of respect for the police dog that died in a raid on an apartment block in Saint-Denis, Paris, in November," Sergeant Simon Whitby, of the North Yorkshire Police Dog Section was quoted as saying by the Daily Express.
"The death touched us all, and having the name live on is a wonderful way to respect Diesel's memory."
Whitby said Diesel has been assigned to a volunteer puppy walker to ensure she gains experience of a variety of situations, including socialising with people, other animals, busy traffic, crowds of people and loud noises.
Diesel, a seven-year-old Belgian Malinois French police dog was killed during a major counter-terror raid on an apartment block in Saint-Denis on November 18.
She was shot while armed police raided an apartment where Paris attacks mastermind Abdehamid Abaaoud and six other terror suspects were staying.