More than 3,000 banned pit bull terrier-type dogs have been discovered in Britain – almost 25 years after they were banned.

A Freedom of Information request showed that legislation introduced following fatal attacks on children a quarter of a century ago has failed to halt the animals being bred and sold.

Reported by the Daily Mirror. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.