Anonymous Jan 23, 2012 07:20 AM
Once upon a time, the 1960's to be most accurate, Oldham Borough Police did not have one single police dog.
Then in walked the B.T. police dog Storm, "Oh I see now" said the quick thinking Sergeant, we shall have to get one of them."
True to his word, within two weeks an Oldham officer was sent down to Elstree's B.T. Police Dog Training School; supplied with a
police dog and given his first lessons in police dog training by the legendary Terry Shelton ex Metropolitan Police Dog Instructor
and former Naval Marine of great distinction.
And that is exactly how Oldham police got their very first police dog. Manchester already had police dogs with Inspector Morris
and Sergeant Fred Leigh in charge, they knew Storm very well, as they trained together every week at that time.