Substantial amendments were made to the Dangerous Dog Act in May 2014. As a result new Guidelines will come into force from 1st July 2016.
The Dangerous Dogs Act has been amended so that the owner or person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control in any place will be subject to harsher sentences if a person is injured.
If convicted , the offender now faces a maximum of 2 years’ in custody.
A 37-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control.