Dangerous dog owners could face two years in jail
Judges have published the first proposed sentencing guidelines for people convicted for dangerous dogs offences in England and Wales.
The proposals come 20 years after the controversial Dangerous Dogs Act became law in the UK.
The Sentencing Council for England and Wales says it hopes the guidelines will ensure consistent and proportionate sentencing.
More than 1,700 people were prosecuted over dangerous dogs in 2010.
Clive Coleman report.
15 Dec 2011