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Killer dogs' owners could face life in prison

The owners of dogs that attack and kill someone could face life in prison under new proposals for England and Wales.

The current maximum prison sentence for allowing a dog that kills or injures someone to be dangerously out of control is two years.

Under a government consultation, respondents will be asked to select the most appropriate sentence for a fatal dog attack - from seven years to life.

Louise Stewart reports.

  • 06 Aug 2013
  • From the section UK
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