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UK police honour Paris dog Diesel

North Yorkshire police name latest dog recruit Diesel in honour of the animal killed in raids after the November attacks

A UK police force has named one of its latest canine recruits in honour of Diesel, the French bomb disposal dog killed during raids following the November attacks in Paris.

North Yorkshire Police said that naming the four-month old Belgian Malinois, which has begun training to become a police dog, was “a wonderful way to respect Diesel's memory”.

Diesel was killed during a raid on a flat when suspect Hasna Aitboulahcen detonated a bomb vest in a suicide attack.

Paris police chief Jean-Michel Fauvergue said the actions of the dog, which has already been decorated posthumously for bravery, almost certainly saved its handler’s life.

A week after the attacks, Russia offered a puppy named Dobrynya to French police as a replacement.

NYP's latest recruit! pic.twitter.com/kAkVILyHq4— North Yorkshire K9 (@NYPDogSection) November 28, 2015
We have decided to call her Diesel pic.twitter.com/JSz2Vjd1mL— North Yorkshire K9 (@NYPDogSection) November 29, 2015
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