Control of Dogs Act 1986
Prosecution of offences.
30.— (1) An offence under this Act may be prosecuted by the local authority in whose area the offence was committed.
(2) In a prosecution under this Act in relation to the keeping of an unlicensed dog, it shall be presumed, until the contrary is shown by the defendant, that, at the time the alleged offence was committed, a licence was required in respect of the dog and that the defendant did not, at that time, hold a licence for that dog.
F29 [ (3) All fines in respect of offences under this Act shall be paid to the local authority in whose area the offence was committed. ]