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Dangerous dogs
Defra seeks views on maximum penalty for aggravated dog attacks

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DEFRA is conducting a short public survey to gather views on whether the Government should amend the maximum sentence for an aggravated offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 – that is, where a person allows a dog to be dangerously out of control and the dog injures or kills a person or an assistance dog. Currently, the maximum sentence for such an offence is up to two years' imprisonment, an unlimited fine, or both. One of …

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