Arrests and charges under Section 4a of the Public Order Act

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Dear Sussex Police,

I should be grateful if you would supply the following information.

1. How many people were arrested under Section 4a of the Public Order Act 1986 at the anti-fracking protests outside Cuadrilla’s exploration site at London Road, Balcombe, between August 1st 2013 and September 10th 2013?

2. Please supply the dates of each arrest.

3. Of the people who were arrested under Section 4a of the Public Order Act 1986, how many were charged with this offence?

4. Of those people who were arrested under Section 4a of the Public Order Act 1986, how many were later charged with alternative offences and what were these offences?

5. Of the people who were arrested under Section 4a of the Public Order Act 1986, how many had their case discontinued by Sussex Police?

6. Of the people who were arrested under Section 4a of the Public Order Act 1986, how many had their case discontinued by the Crown Prosecution Service?

Yours faithfully,

Ruth Hayhurst

Sussex Police

Dear Ruth,

Thankyou for that, your request which was received by Sussex Police today.

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Yours sincerely

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Kirsty Watson

Freedom of Information Assistant

Access to Information

Force Crime & Justice Department.

Tel: 101 Ext: 544126

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Sussex Police

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Dear Ruth,

Please find attached a covering letter relating to your request.

<<Letter - Reply No Exemptions.doc>>
Kind Regards

Kirsty Watson
Freedom of Information Assistant
Access to Information
Force Crime & Justice Department.

Tel: 101 Ext: 544126

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Dear Sussex Police,

Thank you for your response to my request. I'm very grateful for your time.
Could you provide the names of the four people who were arrested for Section 4a offences arising from the anti-fracking protests at Balcombe?

Thanks again and best wishes,

Ruth Hayhurst

Sussex Police

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Dear Sussex Police,

Thank you for your prompt reply. I understand your reasons for refusal.

Yours faithfully,

Ruth Hayhurst