PC Jack hunts down missing Wilbur
19 January 2016
This week's blog is the story of Wilbur the runaway dog in Hove,
PC Jack Hunter is more used to tracking down
criminals, but on Monday, 18 January he put his skills to a
different test. A dog walker became distressed when his terrier,
Wilbur, ran through heavy undergrowth and underneath fencing and
became trapped on the railway lines.
After attempting to call the dog back, PC Hunter went trackside
at Hove station and began the lengthy and arduous walk to the dog,
despite live rails and oncoming trains.
The determined officer located Wilbur halfway up a steep 50-foot
embankment. He scaled the steep slope and was able to secure the
Temporary Sergeant Russell Stobbs was full of praise for PC
Hunter, remarking: “Jack showed a determined professionalism during
this incident, reaffirming that the role of police is not just
dealing with crime.
“It’s important to remember that if
you lose anything on the tracks, dog or otherwise, please
contact us or Network Rail. Don't attempt to recover it
it puts lives at risk”.