Second Chance Retriever Rescue

Janine Wiltshire made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Kent Police

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Janine Wiltshire

Dear Kent Police,

I’m requesting information on the seizure of 20 dogs on the 5th of February 2020. The dogs were imported by Second Chance Retriever Rescue, consigned to Tonew Kennels in Wales. As the circumstances of each animal imported amounts to a summary charge under Order 1974, I trust a prosecution would follow. Please can you confirm whether a prosecution will be sought in this case.

If data can not be provided on this particular case, please provide information on the number of canines seized on entry to the UK from Coquelles, on the 5th of February 2020.

Please also provide the number of these cases which have resulted in a prosecution.

Yours faithfully,

Janine Wiltshire

Freedom of Information Kent, Kent Police

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Dear Ms Wiltshire,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST 20/05/0587

 

Thank you for your request received by Kent Police on 6^th May 2020.

 

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Dear Insp Pearson,

 

Please view the following application under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 (FOIA) which the Force received on 6^th May 2020.

 

Are you aware of the incident mentioned in this application in question 1
?

 

Would you hold information relating to questions 2 and 3 ?

 

 1. I’m requesting information on the seizure of 20 dogs on the 5th of
February 2020. The dogs were imported by Second Chance Retriever
Rescue, consigned to Tonew Kennels in Wales. As the circumstances of
each animal imported amounts to a summary charge under Order 1974, I
trust a prosecution would follow. Please can you confirm whether a
prosecution will be sought in this case.

 

 2. If data can not be provided on this particular case, please provide
information on the number of canines seized on entry to the UK from
Coquelles, on the 5th of February 2020.

 

 3. Please also provide the number of these cases which have resulted in a
prosecution.

 

 

Kent Police has a statutory requirement to respond in 20 working days,
therefore please reply and provide the information by 14^th May 2020 in
order that it can be reviewed, any exemption considered and a response to
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Kent Police Public Disclosure Team

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Dear Ms Wiltshire,

 

With reference to the Freedom of Information request that we received from
you on 6^th May 2020 please find attached the response letter.

 

Should you have any queries relating to this then please do not hesitate
to contact us.

 

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information

Information Security and Governance

Kent Police

 

 

 

 

 

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