If a dog is out of control in a public place, the owner or the person in charge of the dog is guilty of an offence.
If the dog while so out of control injures any person, it would be considered an aggravated offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.
Report a dangerous dog
All dogs which are dangerously out of control, or have attacked people or animals may be classified as a dangerous dog and must be reported.
If it is a dog that is straying in a public place or on a highway that is out of control, and is not accompanied by a responsible person, it should then be reported to the Council.