Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 58 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2012] EWHC 2978 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London)

Collins J

Representation Sam Jones (instructed by Rodney King & Partners) for the appellant.
  James Boyd (instructed by the Appeals Unit - Crown Prosecution Service) for the respondent.
Judgment Dates: 11 October 2012


Animal - Dog - Dangerous dog - Appellant walking her two dogs - One of the dog biting another dog in public - Appellant being charged with offences relating to dangerous dogs - Crown Court upholding decision to impose destruction order on appellant's dogs - Appellant appealing - Whether court erring - .

The Case

Animal Dog. The appellant dog owner had appealed against a destruction order which had been upheld by a Crown Court following an incident where the appellant had lost control of one of her dogs in a public place and that dog had subsequently bitten another dog. The Administrative Court, in allowing the appeal, held that the approach which had been taken by the Court in deciding whether to uphold the destruction order had been incorrect.

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