'Finn's Law' petition will be debated in House of Commons after stabbing of police dog in Stevenage
PUBLISHED: 17:39 03 November 2016 | UPDATED: 17:39 03 November 2016
The petition known as Finn’s Law which is calling for the status of police dogs and horses to be changed, is to be debated in the House of Commons on November 14.
The online petition was launched last month after police dog Finn was stabbed along with his handler PC Dave Wardell, while chasing a suspect in Stevenage.
It has since reached more than 120,000 signatures, way beyond the 100,000 needed for it to be considered for parliamentary debate.
The petition aims to change the law so that anyone who attacks a police dog would face the same charges as if they attacked a person. At the moment the charge is one of criminal damage.
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