ALLOA had a new hero last week after a police dog set about chasing a man suspected of carrying a weapon.

The aptly named PD Chase was deployed to Alloa town centre on Friday morning with his handler after officers received reports of a man armed with a knife prowling the streets.

PD Chase bravely set about finding the man and led his handler directly to the man who was reportedly reluctant to drop the weapon.

Thankfully, however, the German Shephard and his team convinced the man to drop the knife before he was arrested without any harm being caused to members of the public.