UK police honours heroic dog killed in Paris attacks

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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.

Paris attack

"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.

PTI

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