Dog attack law to be extended to cover incidents on private property – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2013 in consultations, dogs, electronic monitoring, news by sally

“The government has announced plans to extend legal protection over dog attacks to cover incidents on private property.”

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The Guardian, 6th February 2013

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Postal workers ‘need new law to stop dog attacks’ – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2012 in dogs, news, personal injuries, postal service by tracey

“The law in England and Wales offers ‘inadequate’ protection to postal workers who are attacked by dogs, a report says. The report, commissioned by Royal Mail, recommends a change in law to help deal with the owners of dogs who attack. The report points out that currently action cannot be taken if an attack takes place on private property.”

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BBC News, 23rd November 2012

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St Leonards dog attacks owner Spencer Brown jailed – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2012 in dogs, news, sentencing by tracey

“A man whose out-of-control dogs attacked 10 people in the street has been jailed for 12 months.”

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BBC News, 31st August 2012

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Man spared jail over sex with dog – The Independent

Posted August 24th, 2012 in dogs, news, restraining orders, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A father of three who had sex with his ex-wife’s bull mastiff dog was spared a prison sentence today.”

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The Independent, 24th August 2012

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Dangerous dog offences guideline comes into effect – Sentencing Council

Posted August 20th, 2012 in community service, dogs, fines, news, sentencing by sally

“Following a three month period of training and implementation the definitive guideline on dangerous dog offences came into effect on 20 August 2012.”

Dangerous Dog Offences Definitive Guideline (PDF)

Sentencing Council, 20th August 2012

Source: www.sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

Dangerous dog owners face tougher sentences – BBC News

Posted August 20th, 2012 in community service, compensation, dogs, news, sentencing, victims by sally

“Owners of dangerous dogs in England and Wales now face tougher sentences under new Sentencing Council guidelines.”

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BBC News, 20th August 2012

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Pit bull owner guilty over attack on Newham police officers – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2012 in dogs, news, police by sally

“The owner of a pit bull which attacked five policemen has been found guilty of three offences of owning a dog dangerously out of control in a public place.”

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BBC News, 6th August 2012

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Laboratory dog cages could be made smaller – The Independent

Posted May 18th, 2012 in dogs, experiments, news by sally

“The size of cages holding beagles awaiting experiments could be reduced under new Government proposals, animal welfare campaigners warned yesterday.”

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The Independent, 18th May 2012

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Tougher sentences for dangerous dog offences – Sentencing Council

Posted May 15th, 2012 in dogs, news, sentencing by sally

“A tougher approach to the way those convicted of dangerous dog offences are treated by the courts is contained in a new guideline from the Sentencing Council published today.”

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Sentencing Council, 15th May 2012

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

Related link: Dangerous Dog Offences Definitive Guideline (PDF)

Owners of dangerous dogs face stiffer sentences – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2012 in consultations, detention, dogs, news, sentencing by sally

“More owners of dangerous dogs will be imprisoned, under guidelines issued to judges and magistrates by the Sentencing Council.”

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The Guardian, 15th May 2012

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Dangerous dog laws to be widened to cover attacks on private land – The Guardian

Posted April 24th, 2012 in dogs, electronic monitoring, fines, news by sally

“Postal, health and social workers, meter readers and others who are attacked by dogs while lawfully on private property have been promised extra protection by ministers.”

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The Guardian, 23rd April 2012

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Postal workers’ union backs new dangerous dogs law – The Independent

Posted April 23rd, 2012 in consultations, dogs, electronic monitoring, news by sally

“The Government has been accused of ‘dragging its feet’ over cracking down on dangerous dogs ahead of an expected announcement of action to tackle the problem of attacks by violent animals.”

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The Independent, 23rd April 2012

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Man whose dog attacked six-year-old girl gets suspended sentence – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2012 in dogs, news, sentencing by sally

“A man whose dog bit off part of a six-year-old girl’s ear has been given a 12-week suspended jail term.”

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The Guardian, 13th February 2012

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Bark but no bite: Dangerous Dogs Act in spotlight as attacks rise – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2012 in dogs, legislation, news by sally

“Ministers urged to tackle irresponsible owners through compulsory microchipping and the return of the dog licence.”

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The Guardian, 18th January 2012

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Fatal Croydon attack dog’s owner avoids jail – BBC News

Posted January 4th, 2012 in animal cruelty, community service, dogs, news by tracey

“A former Army paratrooper whose dog fatally mauled a woman at her home in south London has avoided jail.”

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BBC News, 3rd January 2012

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New sentencing proposals for dangerous dog offences – public consultation launched – Sentencing Council

Posted December 15th, 2011 in consultations, dogs, news, sentencing by sally

“New proposals about how the owners of dangerous dogs should be sentenced by the courts are being announced today, with the launch of a public consultation on the first sentencing guideline that covers dangerous dog offences.”

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Sentencing Council, 15th December 2011

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

Related link: Dangerous Dog Offences Guideline Consultation (PDF)

Dangerous dogs sentencing guidelines proposed – BBC News

Posted December 15th, 2011 in dogs, fines, news, sentencing by sally

“Judges have published the first-ever proposed sentencing guidelines for people convicted for dangerous dogs offences in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 15th December 2011

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Judge calls for ban on lion hunting dogs after savage attack – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 23rd, 2011 in dogs, news, sentencing, violence by sally

“The wealthy wife of one of Britain’s biggest wine merchants has been fined £10,000 after her three giant dogs savagely mauled a woman – leaving her needing plastic surgery.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd November 2011

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Dog ban for ex Metropolitan Police handler after deaths – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2011 in disqualification, dogs, news, police by tracey

“A former Metropolitan (Met) Police handler has been banned from owning or keeping dogs for three years after two dogs died in a car during hot weather.”

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BBC News, 12th October 2011

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Man fined £75 for brushing pet dog – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 11th, 2011 in dogs, fines, impersonation, litter, news, police by sally

“A pensioner was fined £75 for brushing his pet dog and leaving fur on the ground in a public park.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th October 2011

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