MP demands action to close ‘loophole’ on danger dogs

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South Yorkshire MP John Healey is calling for tougher laws to help stop dog attacks after being contacted by worried constituents.

He is urging the Government to close a loophole preventing prosecution if a dog attacks on private property and for introduction of Dog Control Notices, giving powers against a range of dog-related crime and anti-social behaviour.

The Wentworth and Dearne Labour MP said people contacting him have included Rebecca Lowman, of Goldthorpe, who suffered injuries to her arms and foot after going to the aid of a woman in her own home and being set upon by a dog.