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30/09/02
Anne in Dangerous Dog Trouble
- Princess Royal set for court appearance

PRINCESS ANNE could be forced to appear in court on charges under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

The Princess Royal, as the Queen's only daughter is also known, are being taken to court by a couple who say they were attacked by royal hounds while out walking in Windsor Great Park in July.

Though Anne will probably be able to avoid appearing at the case's first hearing on October 9, if magistrates order further hearings, she is likely to be forced to appear, the first Royal to do so for over 100 years.

The couple bringing the case allege they were bitten on the leg by Anne's bull terrier, in a park where notices spell out strict rules for keeping dogs on leads. The maximum punishment for failing to keep dogs under control is six months in one of Her Majesty's prisons, though a fine is a much more likely outcome.



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