Crime in Aberdeenshire and Moray: Meet Luther (and his mate Beans)
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Police Scotland has welcomes its latest recruits to its North East Division.
Eight-week-old German Shepherd puppy Luther has joined after successfully passing his puppy aptitude exams.
He was sourced from a local breeder within the North East and will be trained as a general purpose police dog
A police spokesperson said: "Luther is already showing the required characteristics for life within the police service.
"His three litter mates also passed their puppy tests and have been allocated to the Dundee and Inverness dog units."
The police also welcomed Beans, a nine-month-old golden Cocker Spaniel.
The spokesperson said: "Her natural search drive characteristics were immediately apparent and it appears she was destined for a career in the police service as a specialist search dog.
"She has boundless energy levels and enthusiasm which are important attributes for her new role."