Merseyside dangerous dog raids: Police acted ‘unlawfully’ – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2014 in compensation, dogs, judicial review, news, police by sally

‘A police crackdown that saw 22 dangerous dogs rounded up and destroyed across Merseyside was “unlawful”, a court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 9th December 2014

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‘Dog sat on my accelerator’ speeding driver is jailed – BBC News

‘A driver who claimed his excessive speed during a police chase was due to his dog sitting on the accelerator pedal has been jailed for 13 months.’

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BBC News, 27th November 2014

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Nottingham dog owner banned after pet attacked woman – BBC News

Posted November 6th, 2014 in animals, compensation, dogs, news, sentencing, supervision orders, suspended sentences by sally

‘A woman has been banned from owning animals for life after her dog mauled her pregnant friend, tearing off part of her lip and almost killing her.’

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BBC News, 5th November 2014

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Phasing in new legislation – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The major piece of criminal law legislation for 2014 is the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act. It has been brought gradually into force throughout the year.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd November 2014

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Jade Anderson inquest: Coroner calls for dog licences – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2014 in children, coroners, dogs, homicide, inquests, licensing, negligence, news, suspended sentences by sally

‘A coroner has criticised dangerous dog laws and called for dog licences to be reintroduced after a 14-year-old girl was savaged to death.’

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BBC News, 24th October 2014

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New dog laws: What pet owners need to know from today – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 20th, 2014 in complaints, dogs, fines, injunctions, local government, news, police, prosecutions by sally

‘A breakdown of the new legal powers police have to help prevent dog attacks.’

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Daily Telegraph,

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Dangerous dogs: tough new law to help prevent attacks – Home Office

Posted October 17th, 2014 in complaints, dogs, fines, local government, police, press releases, prosecutions by tracey

‘Tough new legal powers to help prevent thousands of dog attacks every year will be given to police forces and local authorities from Monday 20 October.’

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Home Office, 17th October 2014

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New laws needed for tug-of-love dogs, says divorce expert – The Independent

Posted June 30th, 2014 in custody, dispute resolution, divorce, dogs, news by sally

‘For centuries, the dog has held the title of man’s best friend, but what happens when the same animal is also the woman’s best friend? A legal academic has called for the UK to revolutionise the way in which pets are treated in divorce custody battles.’

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The Independent, 29th June 2014

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Clifford Clarke death: Women jailed over man ‘eaten alive’ by dog – BBC News

Posted June 4th, 2014 in animal cruelty, dogs, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two women who admitted allowing a dog to maul a 79-year-old man to death in his garden have been jailed for a year.’

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BBC News, 3rd June 2014

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Couple who kept 19 dogs lose fight to have children returned from foster care – The Guardian

Posted May 29th, 2014 in appeals, care orders, dogs, news, parental rights by michael

‘A couple who kept 19 dogs have lost a family court fight for the return of their two children.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 2014

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Dangerous dogs: owners face tougher sentences for attacks – Home Office

Posted May 13th, 2014 in dogs, news, penalties, sentencing by sally

‘Irresponsible dog owners who allow their dog to attack people or assistance dogs will face tougher prison sentences from today.’

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Home Office, 13th May 2014

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Dog attacks to be punished with longer jail terms for owners – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2014 in dogs, imprisonment, news, penalties, sentencing by sally

‘Tougher penalties have come into force for dog owners in England and Wales who allow their pets to attack people.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2014

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Clifford Clarke dog death: Liverpool women admit guilt – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2014 in animal cruelty, dogs, guilty pleas, news by sally

‘Two women whose dog mauled a 79-year-old man to death in his own garden have admitted allowing the attack to happen.’

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BBC News, 8th May 2014

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Dog owner faces jail for allegedly registering rottweiler to vote – The Guardian

Posted April 29th, 2014 in dogs, electoral register, news by sally

‘A dog owner whose rottweiler was sent a voting card could face jail after being reported to the police for allegedly providing false information to the electoral roll.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2014

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Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

Posted March 14th, 2014 in ASBOs, courts, criminal justice, dogs, forced marriages, legislation, police, repossession by tracey

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Man caught on video ‘performing sex act on dog’ escapes jail time – The Indepedent

Posted March 8th, 2014 in dogs, news, sentencing, sexual offences, video recordings by sally

‘A man who filmed himself having sex with his girlfriend’s dog has avoided jail time.’

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The Independent, 6th March 2014

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Judge calls for tougher sentences for dangerous dog owners after attack on toddler – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 25th, 2014 in dogs, judges, news, sentencing by sally

‘A judge has called for tougher sentences for people who keep fighting dogs as he said the current law prevented him from handing a more severe punishment to a man whose pit bull terrier savaged a toddler in the street.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th February 2014

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Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority v First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) and another – WLR Daily

Posted February 7th, 2014 in criminal injuries compensation, dogs, news, violence by tracey

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority v First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) and another [2014] EWCA Civ 65;  [2014] WLR (D)  45

‘In order to determine whether conduct which amounted to an offence contrary to section 3(1) of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 of being the owner of a dog which was dangerously out of control in a public place was a “crime of violence”, for the purposes of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, it was necessary to have regard to the nature of the offence rather than its consequences. Negligently to allow a dog to escape, even a dog known to be aggressive, did not constitute a crime of violence.’

WLR Daily, 3rd February 2014

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Escaping dog not a “crime of violence” for purposes of criminal injuries compensation – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 5th, 2014 in criminal injuries compensation, dogs, news by sally

‘When considering whether to award compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, the board must rest its determination of “crime of violence” on the act causing the injury, not its consequences. A breach of the provisions of the Dangerous Dogs Act is not necessarily a “crime of violence”.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 5th February 2014

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Regina v Robinson-Pierre [2013] EWCA Crim 2396 – WLR Daily

Posted January 16th, 2014 in appeals, dogs, law reports, strict liability by tracey

Regina v Robinson-Pierre [2013] EWCA Crim 2396;   [2013] WLR (D)  517

‘An offence of allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place, contrary to section 3(1) of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, was a strict liability offence but nevertheless required proof by the prosecution of an act or omission on the part of the defendant (with or without fault) that to some (more than minimal) degree caused or permitted that prohibited state of affairs to come about.’

WLR Daily, 20th December 2014

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