Dangerous dog owners face tougher sentences

Owners of dangerous dogs in England and Wales now face tougher sentences under new Sentencing Council guidelines.

The new advice for judges and magistrates aims to encourage the courts to use harsher sentences when dealing with offenders.

The body says more offenders will face jail sentences, more will get community orders and fewer will get discharges.

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