227. Destruction and disqualification orders.

Where a person is convicted of an offence relating to prohibited fighting dogs, other specified dangerous dogs or dogs dangerously out of control1, the court may, and in certain circumstances must, order the destruction of the dog2. The offender may be disqualified, for such period as the court thinks fit, from having custody of a dog3. A constable or an officer of the local authority authorised for these purposes may seize any prohibited fighting dog or other designated specially dangerous dog in respect of which an offence4 is being committed, or any dog in a public place (whether or