Teen jailed for dangerous driving that led to death of police dog Rebus on Colwick Loop Road

 Teen jailed for dangerous driving that led to death of police dog Rebus on Colwick Loop Road

KILLED: Four-year-old police dog Rebus

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KILLED: Four-year-old police dog Rebus
KILLED: Four-year-old police dog Rebus

A teenager was today sentenced for dangerous driving in a car without a licence which resulted in the death of police dog on Colwick Loop Road.

The 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was driving a Fiat Punto, taken without the consent of its owner, in the early hours of Wednesday, May 18, 2016 when he failed to stop for police.

Four-year-old police dog Rebus was struck by a police vehicle on Colwick Loop Road during the pursuit.

The 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 19 May 2016 to the following charges:

  • Aggravated vehicle taking – causing vehicle damage under £5,000
  • Driving a motor vehicle dangerously
  • Using of a motor vehicle on a road/public place without third party insurance
  • Driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence
  • Failing to stop a vehicle when required by a constable.

He was sentenced to 16 months at a youth detention centre.

Two other boys, aged 17 and 15, who were also arrested on suspicion of theft, remain on bail pending further enquiries.

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