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Killer dog owners could face life

Owners of killer dogs could receive life sentences for failing to control their vicious pet – a massive leap from the current maximum term of two years - under new Government proposals.

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Dog victim's family welcome plans for life jail terms

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, but has warned more needs to be done to prevent an "epidemic" of attacks sweeping the country.

Her stepfather Michael Anderson, 34, said plans for higher sentences for irresponsible owners who allow their dogs to attack members of the public was "going down the right path".

Dog attacks have been going for years and it has got worse and worse and worse. A quarter of a million people were attacked last year alone, this has reached epidemic levels.

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