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Date Responded 05 February 2019

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.

You asked:

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.


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 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.

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