Added by Freedom of Information Team on 15 June 2016 at 14:25
Q1. Since 1st May 2013 to 31st May 2016 we have recorded a total of 278 crimes and incidents under the classification of ‘Owner or person allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control, injuring any person or assistance dog’.
A total of 10 dogs were seized in Somerset. Four of these dogs were destroyed. Please note that a dog will only be destroyed by order of the court and this is done humanely.
Q2. Of the 10 dogs, six were seized as they were a banned breed and four were seized due to dangerous behaviour.
Q3. A total of eight people were charged.
Of the 10 dogs seized, six were returned to their owners.
Q4. Please find the requested information in the attached file.
FOI Ref: 690/16
Date of Request: 09.05.16