Thank you for answering. Rights in relation to whether this person is a "trespasser" and not protected while going through our properties such that he can or can not get the police to intervene with the dangerous dog laws.
Hello again. No he has not injured anyone, but the man was asserting that he could use the police to prevent himself from being injured. I read that the dangerous dog act now excludes protection of the owners on private property. I have checked with the oxford city council and indeed we are not considered to have public access through our property.
Here is what the dangerous dog act says-
Section 3 of the Act applies to every single dog owner in England and Wales. Under this section, it is a criminal offence for the person in charge of the dog to allow it to be ‘dangerously out of control’ in a public place.
A dog doesn't have to bite to be deemed dangerous in the eyes of the law
The amendment and update to the law was to include now private property.
"While owners need to be fully aware of all the changes, the biggest difference from now on is the Act also covers incidents on private property in addition to public spaces. This includes your own house and both front and back gardens."
Thank you for you assistance.