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West Midlands Police welcomes Commonwealth Games pup squad

Sarah Mason 30th Mar, 2021 Updated: 30th Mar, 2021

WEST Midlands Police has announced the names of its new squad of pups, named by the public.

The public voted through social media to name the Commonwealth Games litter of cocker spaniels who were born at the force’s dog training unit in Balsall Common last month.

Police worked with alongside colleagues at Birmingham 2022 who came up with name suggestions honouring local sporting heroes.

They are named after Solihull cycling legend Tommy Godwin, swimmer Ellie Simmonds, athletics star Tessa Sanderson, gymnast Joe Fraser and triathlete Jodie Stimpson.

The puppies were born into West Midlands Police’s puppy development programme, with a view to being fully operational before the Games next year.

Throughout their progress they will be teamed up with volunteer fostering families offering them a caring environment.


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