Dangerous Dogs

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Dear Merseyside Police,

I would like to know how many suspected dangerous and/or illegal
dogs you have seized in total under the Dangerous Dogs Act since
June 2010.

I would also like to know how many of the above dogs were seized
because they were suspected banned breeds, and how many were seized
because of their dangerous behaviour.

In addition, please tell me how many people were charged under the
Act following these seizures, and how many of the dogs were
returned to their owners with no further action taken.

Yours faithfully,

C Bell

Merseyside Police

Dear C . Bell

Reference No: SM04/12


Thank you for your application for information concerning

I would like to know how many suspected dangerous and/or illegal
dogs you have seized in total under the Dangerous Dogs Act since
June 2010.

I would also like to know how many of the above dogs were seized
because they were suspected banned breeds, and how many were seized
because of their dangerous behaviour.

In addition, please tell me how many people were charged under the
Act following these seizures, and how many of the dogs were
returned to their owners with no further action taken.



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Yours sincerely,

Sandra Miller
Disclosure Analyst
Information Bureau
Merseyside Police
PO Box 59, Liverpool. L69 1JD
Telephone: 0151 777 7021 Fax: 0151 777 7099
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Dear C. Bell
Thank you for your application for information
concerning

I would like to know how many suspected dangerous and/or illegal
dogs you have seized in total under the Dangerous Dogs Act since
June 2010.

I would also like to know how many of the above dogs were seized
because they were suspected banned breeds, and how many were seized
because of their dangerous behaviour.

In addition, please tell me how many people were charged under the
Act following these seizures, and how many of the dogs were
returned to their owners with no further action taken.

I have attached responses to previous requests on this sort of topic
(See attached file: DJ 100_11.doc)(See attached file: SB30-11 Response
Table.doc)(See attached file: SM 02_11.doc)

It may be that the information provided in these responses is sufficient
for you. Please therefore let me know if there is any further information
you require. In the event I do not hear back from you it will be assumed
that you no longer wish to continue with this Freedom Of Information
request

.Yours faithfully

Sandra Miller
Disclosure Analyst
Information Bureau
Merseyside Police
PO BOX 59
LIVERPOOL L69 1JD
Tel: 0151 777 7021
Fax: 0151 777 7099
E-mail: [Merseyside Police request email]
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