Report a dog attack
Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 makes it a criminal offence to allow any dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place or a private place where the dog has no right to be.
A dog is regarded as "dangerously out of control" under the Act if there are grounds for suspecting that it will injure a person, whether or not it actually does so. If no injury is caused, the maximum sentence is a fine of £2000 and/or six months imprisonment. Where actual injury is caused the maximum sentence is two years imprisonment and/or unlimited fine, plus if appropriate, destruction of the dog.
The Court can also specify particular forms of restriction, such as muzzling or leashing, for all types of dog. They also h ave the power to disqualify owners from having custody of a dog for any period of time if felt appropriate.
Report a dog on human attack
Report to the police via phone on 101 or 999 in an emergency.
Report a dog on dog attack
Please note that without key information identifying the attacking dog’s owner or walker, we will only be able to record cases for informative purpose.