Animal – Dog. Prosecution notice of intention to appeal and agreement that the defendant should be acquitted in the event that leave to appeal was not obtained or the appeal was abandoned could be by email and was not required to be taken orally in court. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, further held that the exemption in s 10(3) of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 had not been established, as the defendant police constable, in exercising his dog, had not been using it.