James White, Campaigns Manager for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association has told ITV London that he welcome today's announcement in which owners of dangerous dogs could face between ten years and life in prison over attacks.
Proposals for a new law could see the owners of dangerous dogs jailed for life. The plans come after a report published by a charity revealed that attacks on guide dogs are at an all time high of ten every month.
Lucrezia Millarini reports:
Kevin Nugent's dog Orlando was attacked in Wembley last May by a 'dangerous' dog. The owner of the attacking dog carried on walking and disappeared. Orlando was rushed to the vets where they found eight severe puncture wounds to his neck.
Under new government proposals, owners of dangerous dogs could face life in prison.
Crime Prevention Minister Jeremy Browne has told ITV News that owners of killer dogs could receive life sentences for failing to control their vicious pet – a significant leap from the current maximum jail term of two years.
The owners of killer dogs could face life in prison - a huge leap from the current maximum of two years - under new proposals.
The proposals come as a report published by Guide Dogs in June this year revealed attacks by other dogs on guide dogs are at an all-time high of 10 a month.
Paul Brand reported on an incident involving a dangerous dog in June 2012.