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Dangerous dogs
Defra proposes increased maximum penalties for dog attacks

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PROPOSALS to increase the maximum penalties that can be imposed on dog owners whose animals are dangerously out of control have been published by Defra.

The proposals follow a consultation in August to gather views from the general public on whether the maximum sentences for aggravated offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 should be increased (VR, August 10, 2013, vol 173, p 130; August 17/24, 2013, vol 173, p 150). Defra published a summary …

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