There has been a sharp rise in the number of dangerous dogs seized by police in the UK, with new legislation punishing dog owners for attacks on private property set to come into force this week.

Freedom of Information (FOI) requests by the Press Association have revealed that police forces throughout the country recorded an increase in the number of dogs seized and destroyed.

The new legislation was introduced in the wake of the fatal dog attack on 14-year-old Jade Anderson in Atherton, Lancashire, last year.

Reported by the International Business Times. You can read the full story here.

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