A POLICE dog helped execute a drugs warrant where a man was arrested then released due to a "lack of offending history".

Officers from West Yorkshire Police's Shipley Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) visited an address in the Cottingley area of Bradford yesterday morning to conduct a drugs search.

The team were supported by Police Dog Sam and his police handler, as well as officers from the Bradford District Intelligence Unit.

PD Sam managed to sniff out cannabis at the property and a male was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.

But police issued the man with a conditional caution and released him due to his "lack of offending history" and "the amount of drugs located".

The conditions of his caution include meeting with the force's Liaison and Diversion Team and also seeking support for his drug addiction. 

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "A male was arrested for possession with intent to supply after Sam located cannabis.

"Due to the male’s lack of offending history and the amount of drugs located, the male was released after being issued with a conditional caution.

"His conditions were to meet with our Liaison and Diversion Team and seek support for his drug addiction."