Number of dangerous dogs seized across Cambridgeshire rises in one year

Dangerous dogs have been seized by police in Cambridgeshire

Dangerous dogs have been seized by police in Cambridgeshire - Credit: Getty Images/Hemera

More than triple the amount of dangerous dogs have been seized by police in Cambridgeshire last year compared to 2016.

Twenty one dogs were taken from their owners in 2017, with only six taken the year before.

Out of the dogs seized from the two years, nine were destroyed.

The findings come from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to Cambridgeshire Police from January 2016 to January 2018.

The force states: “Any animal can become dangerous in the wrong hands. It’s important for owners to ensure their dog positively socialises with people and other animals from a young age, as well as being trained and kept safe.


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“A dog expert will then judge what type of dog you have and whether it could be a danger to the public. After this, your dog will either be given back to you or kept in kennels whilst the police or council apply to a court to make a decision.”

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