Landmark moment for Finn’s Law as petition passes 100,000 mark – with House of Commons debate now on the cards

The petition was started after police dog Finn and handler PC Wardell were stabbed in Stevenage. Her

The petition was started after police dog Finn and handler PC Wardell were stabbed in Stevenage. Here is the moment they were reunited. - Credit: Archant

A major milestone in the pursuit to make Finn’s Law a reality has just been reached after the petition calling for police dogs and horses to have equal status to officers in the eyes of the law has gone past the 100,000 mark.

The landmark means the petition – which was set up after police dog Finn and his handler PC Dave Wardell were stabbed in Stevenage a fortnight ago – will now be considered for debate in the House of Commons.

If the government accepts it, the law could be changed so that anyone who attacks a police dog will face assault charges instead of just criminal damage.

The petition has received the most backing in Stevenage, with lots of constituents in North East Bedfordshire and North East Herfordshire also showing their support.

To sign the petition, which was started on October 10, click here.


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