What happens when a dog’s bark isn’t worse than its bite?
By Jessica Gower
Dogs might well be man’s best friend, but the number of dog bite claims is on the rise, with a series of severe attacks having been reported both by the police and the press recently.
Just last month, a woman and her Lhasa Apso were attacked in York by a Staffordshire bull-terrier-type dog, with both owner and pet sustaining serious injuries that required urgent medical attention.
And this isn’t a standalone case. Last year, more than 6,000 people were admitted to hospital following a canine attack, costing the NHS an estimated £3m…
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Imagine the situation: despite being innocent, you are arrested by police, told anything you say could be used against you in evidence and you are locked in a cell.
Victims of ‘smaller high-volume’ offences are increasingly being asked to carry out their own ‘DIY’ investigations by police forces across the UK, a report has claimed.