Linda Cooper: 'Huge shift' in way courts are dealing with dog control cases

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Friday, 6 October 2017, 5:05PM
The court is taking dog control cases more seriously than before (Image / Getty Images)

Auckland authorities say they're making progress in getting tougher penalties for people whose dogs attack.

A man's been sentenced to five months home detention following an horrific dog attack on his seven-year-old nephew, in Takanini last year.

Chair of Auckland Council's Regulatory Committee Linda Cooper said the judge acknowledged the court is taking dog control cases more seriously than before.

She told Chris Lynch, in for Larry Williams, we'd all like to see much tougher sentences - but this is a start.

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