Dangerous dog owners could face jail under new laws

 Metropolitan Police dog handlers removing a pitbull during a raid.
Metropolitan Police dog handlers removing a pitbull during a raid. Credit: PA

Owners of dangerously out of control dogs which harm others in a public place will face up to 18 months in prison under new guidelines which come into practice today.

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New dangerous dog laws

New guidelines will be introduced today bringing tougher punishments for owners of dangerously out of control dogs which harm others public places. The tougher approach could see sentences of up to 18 months in prison.