New dangerous dogs laws do not go far enough, say MPs

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Tougher laws to tackle the threat of dangerous dogs and irresponsible owners do not go far enough, MPs have said.

Plans to make it a criminal offence in England and Wales to allow a dog to be dangerously out of control in a private property have been welcomed by the Commons environment committee.

But it criticised a lack of action to address threatening behaviour at an early stage and reduce risk of attacks.

Angus Crawford reports.

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