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.
From January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, how many incidents were reported/recorded involving the following:
Dogs chasing/worrying sheep
Dogs attacking/injuring sheep
Dogs killing sheep
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.
The keywords used in this search were as follows: Livestock, Tup, Ram, Chasing, Attacking, Worrying, Sheep, Lamb and Field. Only cases which explicitly states that the attack has been witnessed have been counted. The results of those searches are as follows:
Dog suspected - 7
Dog actively confirmed - 1