Lancashire police has just recruited two new canine cadets to help tackle crime across the county.

The two adorable puppies, named Arti and Nigel, joined the force just two weeks ago, and it's all thanks to the generosity of two members of the public.

Nigel, wearing a blue collar in the pictures, was donated, and named after, retired police officer Nigel Greenhalgh from Accrington.

Mr Greenhalgh, 75, has family who breed dogs, and when a litter of 11 pups came along earlier this year he knew he wanted at least one to be donated to the force.

Lancashire Telegraph: Nigel, the new police dog

Meanwhile teenager Logan Murray from Skelmersdale, decided he wanted to do something for the Dog Unit after witnessing just how hard police pups were working at football matches.

Throughout December last year, 15-year-old Logan made and sold Christmas Eve treat boxes for dogs.

He sold around 140 of the boxes to friends, family and via Facebook, and raised just under £1,300, which he donated to the Dog Unit.

That money was then used to fund Arti, who is named after Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt.

Lancashire Telegraph: Arti, the new police dog

A spokesperson for the police said: "Arti and Nigel come from the same litter and have settled in well together.

"Thank you so much Logan and Nigel - we really appreciate your generosity.

"Our wonderful new furry colleagues are set to start their training soon and will hopefully be operational within the next few months, so watch this space."

Lancashire Telegraph: Nigel and Nigel, and Arti and Logan