Luton throws party for police dogs

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London Luton was the setting for an unusual Christmas celebration, when staff ran a party for the 12 police dogs that work at the airport.

To thank them for their work in 2019, spaniels Chip, Milo, Laser, Peper, Poppy and Sparky joined Labradors Hunter, Quirky, Toby, Charley, Ned and George in the terminal for festive games and Christmas themed dog treats.

Commenting on the party, Clare Armstrong, head of passenger services at London Luton, said, “Everyone here loves the police dogs. Not only do they play a vital role in keeping the airport safe, but they are always a talking point with our passengers. We thought it would be fun to reward them with a Christmas party.”

Police dog handler Andrew Parker from Bedfordshire Police, who heads up the airport dog unit, said, “The dogs work hard all year round keeping the airport safe, so it was great to reward them with a few hours of fun in the terminal. Passengers and staff love to see the dogs patrolling the airport. As well as offering the public reassurance they are a great way to engage with people and talk to them about important safety information.”

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