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Dog owners will be safe from prosecution under revised dangerous dogs laws if their pet attacks someone trespassing in their home - even if the "intruder" is doing a good turn.
This is an important clarification of the law relating to animals. Dogs cannot be expected to "ascertain the intentions" of those entering a property before reacting”.
New specialist Traffic Courts are on their way to deal with hundreds of thousand of minor traffic offences, which Government Ministers claim clog up entire court system. Name. The new Courts will deal with minor traffic offences such as driving without due care and attention. More serious offences, like death by dangerous driving will continue to be dealt with in the existing magistrates courts.