Six police pooches set to wage war on South Yorkshire criminals in the future have been named after a competition.
The month-old German Shepherd puppies, born four weeks ago, were named after hundreds of suggestions were put forward by local residents when South Yorkshire Police chiefs asked for ideas beginning with the letter M.
The bitches have been named Molly, Mya and Mica and the dogs have been given Monty, Morse and Milo.
The furballs are currently being cared for at the county’s police dog training unit at Wadsley Bridge but will soon be handed over to volunteers who will rear them for the first year of their lives until they are deemed suitable for official training.
South Yorkshire Police has 25 other general work dogs, eight drug dogs, two body recovery dogs and two explosives dogs.
The winning names for the latest litter, bred from an existing South Yorkshire Police dog, were chosen by dog handlers and staff at the force’s dog training unit.