- Under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, it is an offence to be in ownership of a dog that is dangerously out of control in a public place
- Police raided the house of Robinson-Pierre
- Robinson-Pierre’s dog escaped through the door which the police had used in the raid
- After escaping, the dog bit a police officer
- Had Robinson-Pierre committed an offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991?
- The police had removed Robinson-Pierre’s capacity to control his state of affairs and therefore his dog
- He could therefore not be guilty of causing his dog to be out of control in a public place