Banned driver admits serious smash in Sunderland's Mowbray Road that injured police dogs and officer

A banned driver has admitted causing a serious road smash that left a police officer and his dogs injured.

Tuesday, 29th January 2019, 1:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th January 2019, 2:38 pm
The damaged police dog van in Mowbray Road.

John McCabe, 30, smashed a Vauxhall Corsa into a police dog van on Mowbray Road, Sunderland, on December 30.A police officer suffered broken ribs and got a shard of glass in his eye while his three dogs in the back of a van needed examination by a vet.

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The damaged police dog van in Mowbray Road.

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Police sealed off a section of Mowbray Road, near The Cloisters, after the smash.
Emergency services in Mowbray Road after the smash.