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The government has opened a public consultation on whether they should amend the maximum sentence for an aggravated offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.
The survey regards where someone allows a dog to be dangerously out of control and the dog injures or kills a person or an assistance dog.
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The stepfather of a teenage girl mauled to death by a pack of dogs has welcomed proposals for life jail terms for owners of killer canines.
The owners of killer dogs could face life in prison - a huge leap from the current maximum of two years - under new proposals.