LOGAN the Dutch Herder has successfully qualified as a general purpose police dog and will now be on duty in North Wales and Cheshire.

Logan attracted much media interest when he first joined the Cheshire and North Wales Alliance last year along with Black Labrador Keo.

Instructor and handler PC Richie Land first took Logan in at eight-weeks-old and the pup has been living and training with him ever since.

On May 7, an independent assessor passed Logan on all the criteria needed to get out there and protect the public and chase down suspects.

PC Lane said: “When I got him back in summer last year he was just eight weeks old and getting to grips with his new surroundings.

“He has settled right in both at home and in work and now he has qualified to be licensed as a general purpose police dog.

He did really well and I’m looking forward to working with him full time. It’s a real privilege.”

Logan is part of a unit of almost 50 dogs who work across the two police areas.