A police dog made a dramatic arrest in Anerley Monday night following a stop and search, the Met Task Force reported today.

The Met Task Force Twitter account posted Tuesday morning that officers had apprehended five men in Anerley, Bromley, on Monday night and conducted a stop and search after suspected drug-dealing activity.

When one of the men attempted to flee during the routine stop and search, the dog on duty, named PD Tigger, gave chase.

The Met Task Force post to Twitter said: "PD Tigger on top form again. CCTV witnessed a possible drug deal in #Anerley on @MPSBromley. Five stopped and as searching began, one male decided to run off...PD Tigger deployed and detained him! A knuckle duster was found discarded along with drugs! one arrest..."

The arrest came just days after PD Tigger celebrated his seventh birthday on February 10, according to the Met, who posted a picture of him as a puppy Sunday to Twitter which attracted hundreds of likes.

The incident followed another involving a specialist dog unit in Bexley last week.

On Friday the Met reported that a man was charged with several offences including "criminal damage to police dog Alfa" following a pursuit on Harrow Manorway Thursday night (February 7).

The Met Police said: "A man has been charged following a police pursuit on Harrow Manorway in Bexley in the early hours of Thursday, 7 February which left a police dog injured.

Michael Ward, 36... was charged with the following offences on Friday, 8 February: aggravated theft of a vehicle; driving with no insurance; obstruction; driving whilst disqualified; criminal damage to Police Dog Alfa.

"He appeared at Bexley Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 8 February. We await an update. Police Dog Alfa has now made a full recovery and has returned to duty."

According to British Transport Police, UK police have officially employed dog units since 1888, when then Metropolitan Police Commissioner Charles Warren enlisted two bloodhounds in the search for the infamous serial killer Jack the Ripper.

Met Task Force is a specialist branch of the Metropolitan Police in London responsible for specialist policing roles including dog units and marine policing.