A POLICE dog found a teenager suspected of burglary hiding behind a wall after tracking him through a building site.

Two people were seen running away from the site in School Road, Hove before climbing scaffolding and jumping a 15ft fence to escape police at around 10.27pm on April 8.

The pair managed to break cover by climbing on to the roof of houses and began to garden-hop.

Police gave chase but thought they had lost the pair when 20-month-old Hox was tasked to join the search.

The German Shepherd found a teenager hiding behind a nearby garden wall shortly afterwards.

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The 15-year-old local boy was arrested on suspicion of burglary and released under investigation, pending further enquiries. Nothing has been reported stolen to date.

Hox’s handler, PC Gareth Evers, said: “Hox is a cheeky chappy who is very driven to work.

"He is very playful and friendly at home but switches into work mode, becoming very focussed, as soon as he sees me in uniform.

“Hox and I have been together since June 2020 and completed our Initial course together in October 2020.

"Since becoming operational, PD Hox has tracked to car thieves, recovered stolen property, chased and detained burglars and devoured a few bones from the butchers!”