Disclosure Details

Hunting - 40/12

Dated: 07 Jun 2011

Date of request: 10/01/2012

Date of response: 08/02/2012

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)

Thank you for your email dated 10 January 2012 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked: 

  1. Since 18 February 2005 until the current date, how many people have been:  
    (i) arrested.
    (ii) charged for hunting a wild animal with dogs.
    (iii) Please can these figures be broken down per year and for the type of animal they were alleged to have hunted to be included.

  2. I would also like to know since 18 February 2005, how many reports the police has received about people hunting a wild animal with dogs.

  3. Please can you tell me how much the force has spent on policing hunting in this way. 

In response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development and Finance  Departments  of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held, in part, by Northumbria Police.

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

  1. See the below attachment which answers this part of your request.

  2. As per our response to 1 above.

  3. No information held.  This information is not recorded separately from other policing costs.

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our complaints procedure which can be found at: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.


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