Arrests and charges under Section 5 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 5 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 5 of the Public Order Act 1986, were any charged and, if so, how many?
4. Of those people who were arrested under Section 5 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 5 of the Public Order Act 1986, how many cases were discontinued by Sussex Police?
6. Of the people who were arrested under Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986, how many cases were discontinued by the Crown Prosecution Service?

Thank you very much for your help.

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

Kirsty Watson

Freedom of Information Assistant

Access to Information

Force Crime & Justice Department

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Dear Roger Brace

Thank you for your reply. I understand your reasons for refusal.
Following our phone conversation, I would like to withdraw the following requests:
FOI Ref: 096/14 – Briefing document - protest at Balcombe
FOI Ref: 097/14 –Minutes of strategic co-ordinating group meeting - protest at Balcombe

You suggested that this might allow for the remaining request to be considered within the time limit set by the Act.
I confirm that I should grateful if you would continue to consider FOI Ref: 161/14 – Arrests and charges S.5 Public Order Act - protest at Balcombe

Thanks again for your help and for the previous prompt responses.

With best wishes

Ruth Hayhurst

Sussex Police

Dear Ruth,

We have re opened your request for consideration.

Please accept this as an acknowledgement of your request and will reply
within 20 working days from today. Please refer to the same reference
number as above.

Kind Regards

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

Tel: 101 Ext: 544126

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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. I'm very grateful for your time.

Yours faithfully,

Ruth Hayhurst