Date Responded 04 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:

1)         How many dogs did your Police force receive reports for as stolen in 2018?

2)         For those dogs reported as stolen in 2018, what breeds were they in each case?

3)         For those dogs reported as stolen in 2018, where were the dogs when they were taken? E.g. from the home, garden etc.

4)         For those dogs reported as stolen in 2018, how many dogs were later recovered and returned to owner?


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 attached.

FOI 042/19

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