Police dog sniffs out Margate man suspected of threatening victim with knife and stealing his car

PD Eli tracked the suspect to a garden in Canterbury

A man accused of holding a knife to another man’s throat in Margate and stealing his car was detained after a Kent Police sniffer dog tracked him down hiding in a garden in Canterbury.

The man was detained on 13 October at around 2.20am after he is alleged to have committed the offence. Officers had been carrying out enquiries to locate him since the incident.

Police were led to the Canterbury area where the suspect was spotted parked in the vehicle. Officers approached in a police car and he is reported to have rammed the car and left the scene on foot in the direction of an industrial compound. The car was searched and officers seized a knife.

Police Dog Eli worked with his handler to search the area on foot where he sniffed out the 26-year-old man from Margate laying down in the garden of a Sturry Road property. He was arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking and has since been released on police bail until 10 November.

Officers continue to carry out their enquiries into the incident.


  1. Thats prison time if found guilty. Robbery doesn’t sit well with courts. I’m surprised that they let him out on bail.

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