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New laws for dangerous dogs

Millions of dog owners will have to pay for their pets to be fitted with a microchip, under plans announced by the Government today. Newborn puppies will be fitted with devices automatically, giving details of who they belong to. And dog owners will be able to be prosecuted should they attack anyone on their property.

For a more detailed run down of the news measures click here

Editor of K9 magazine based in Chesterfield speaking about the proposed new plans.

In February this year Paul Coleman - a Sheffield postman was horrifically injured by two animals while making his rounds in the city. He's just one of 6000 people across Britain attacked by dogs each year. Today the postal workers union have backed the changes. Read more here.

Paul Coleman - victim of dog attack Credit: ITV, Yorkshire