A 'dangerous' dog has been seized by police in a raid on an Oxford house. 

Thames Valley Police tweeted that a dog has been seized under the Dangerous Dog Act. 

The warrant was acted on after concerns were raised by residents. 

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There were also dog attacks reported to the police. 

The Dangerous Dog Act 1991 makes it illegal for a dog to be 'out of control' or to bite or attack someone in a private or public place.

The legislation also makes it an offence if a person is worried or afraid that a dog may bite them. 

In the act, it is also illegal to own certain breeds of dog.

There is a defence if the dog is protecting the house from intruders.

The raid happened at Alice Smith House, a council-owned property in Littlemore. 

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