“The stolen vehicle was spotted by patrolling officers and a pursuit began.
“The officers remained in contact with the vehicle until it suddenly stopped in Bancroft Road, Burnley, and the two occupants quickly de-camped and fled on foot.
“The shift inspector had reacted to the pursuit and was there when the vehicle was abandoned.
“Wanting to show his officers how it is done, the inspector ran after the thieves but unfortunately ran past the back of the police dog van just as the dog was being released and he received a nip from one of them.”Bad dog!
The inspector, who has not been named, did not suffer serious injuries. Mr Ford added: “It was a painful lesson for him and a source of amusement for his staff."I'll just bet...