A quick thinking police woman stopped fleeing suspects in their tracks by grabbing a passing Labrador and shouting: "Stop! Or I'll release the dog!"
The teenagers didn't have a clue that the barking animal wasn't a police dog and they handed themselves over to Pc Leanne Murphy. The two boys, aged 15 and 16, were believed to have broken into a mill.
Pc Murphy said she arrested and handcuffed the boys. "When I gave the lady her dog back, their faces were quite a picture," she said. "They didn't say a word. They started to cry."