tamned wrote:Thanks Despair,
I just wonder if the dog does wander onto our property, can our neighbor legally come and look around for it, he says he can, but this just doesn't seem right!
by walking into your property he isn't doing anything illegal, he's doing something which could be considered unlawful - ie a wrong, rather than a crime.
by having to look for his dog in the first place, though, he's demonstrably not in control of the dog and so is in danger of committing an offence as per Section 3 of The Danger Dogs Act 1991:3 Keeping dogs under proper control
(1) If a dog is dangerously out of control in any place in England or Wales —
(a) the owner; and
(b) if different, the person for the time being in charge of the dog,is guilty of an offence, or, if the dog while so out of control injures any person or assistance dog, an aggravated offence, under this subsection.
whilst whether a dog is "dangerously out of control" is dependent on the details of the case, the legislation offers this:3) For the purposes of this Act a dog shall be regarded as dangerously out of control on any occasion on which there are grounds for reasonable apprehension that it will injure any person or assistance dog, whether or not it actually does so...
Kind regards, Mac