The new legislation means causing unnecessary suffering to a service animal is now an offence in England and Wales.
Last year a Derbyshire police dog was stabbed three times by a man when armed officers were sent to a disturbance in Riddings.
PD Axle needed surgery following the attack but has since returned to service.
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