Britain’s first Staffie police dog has finally retired – following eight years of drug busts, TV appearances and social media fame.
Stella, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, joined from Gloucestershire Constabulary in 2014, after being rescued by the RSPCA in 2013.
The nine-year-old pup went on to track down thousands of pounds worth of drugs and illegal cash in her paw-some career.
Alongside her police work, Stella appeared on Good Morning Britain and Crufts.
Her good work even earned her a huge 30,000 followers on Twitter and an Animal Hero Award in 2015.
Her handler, PC Claire Todd, said: “It’s been a pleasure working with Stella for the past eight and a half years.
“Stella has taught me so much about Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and what loyal, loving and intelligent dogs they are.
“To her it’s been fun – she searches, gets her ball and loves every moment, but she doesn’t know how important her role in the force has been.”