Police dog Regency and Hackney police involved in late night chase

Police dog Regency and PC Smith after Monday's chase

Police dog Regency and PC Smith after Monday's chase - Credit: Archant

A brave police dog and a quick-thinking police team were on hand when a moped rider collided with a bus.

Police dog Regency was among the first on the scene after the smash in Hackney Wick on Monday evening.

A CCTV operator had called police earlier in the evening to say a moped rider had been spotted on camera riding erratically and falling off several times.

Regency and one of Hackney police’s emergency response teams subsequently arrested a man on suspicion of driving without insurance and driving not in accordance with his licence, officers said.

Sgt David Lamb said: “Last night was an example of great proactive work by the team.”

“It could have been very dangerous if he had crashed into anyone.”