Maxine Mawhinney interviews Finn and owner PC Dave Wardell

Police dog Finn has been in the news because a new law has been introduced, named after him. Finn protected his owner PC Dave Wardell from a knife attack and nearly died as a result. Ever since the attack three years ago, Dave has been campaigning for a change in the law to make it harder for those who harm service animals to claim they were acting in self-defence. The pair even went on Britain’s Got Talent to publicise the campaign. Last week the law was changed. “I’m immensely proud of him” Dave told journalists. Finn is now retired, but when he was working “he could be in a primary school for book readings one minute – and breaking up a pub fight the next”. Dave is probably alive to tell the tale because Finn defended him.

Maxine Mawhinney interviewed Dave for her online show ‘The Moment’ in October last year.

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