Killer dogs' owners could face life

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The owners of dogs that attack and kill someone could 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 – from seven years to life.

Sixteen people have been killed by dogs in the UK since 2005.

In March, 14-year-old was killed in an attack by four dogs while she was at a friend’s house near Wigan, in Greater Manchester.

Police have no plans to prosecute anyone in relation to her death, saying there is no evidence a crime has been committed under current laws.

At present, the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 covers only attacks by dogs in public places and private areas where animals are prohibited from being, such as a neighbour’s garden or a park.

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The consultation, which will run until 1 September, follows the announcement in February of plans to extend the scope of the law to enable a prosecution to be brought against anyone whose dog injures someone or acts aggressively in a private place where they are permitted to be, such as the owner’s home.

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