Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')
As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.
I wish to know how many complaints were received by your force relating to Boxing Day (26/12/18) fox hunting. Please also include any related complaints received by your force from the 26th to the 27th of December 2018.
Please include the following:
* Number of calls relating to a fox-hunt illegally catching and or killing a fox.
* Number of calls relating to assault of a hunter, spectator or any member of the public in connection with a fox hunt.
* Number of calls relating to criminal damage at, or in connection with, a fox hunt.
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 Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.
I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.
There was one incident related to fox hunting on the 26/12/18. This involved vehicles blocking the road in order that the hunt could go ahead unimpeded.