Sentencing Council launches new definitive guideline for dangerous dog offences

The Sentencing Council has published a new guideline for judges and magistrates on the sentencing of dangerous dog offences.

The new guideline, which has been issued following a 12-week public consultation, will come into effect on 20 August 2012.

The Council has also published a response to the consultation which summarises some of the very useful feedback and comments we received.

Below is a short video clip in which Tim Godwin, member of the Sentencing Council, outlines the announcement.