Further to successful FOI requests made to APHA re the importation of trail fluid, please respond to the following:
1. Since 2010, how many reports of cubbing / illegal foxhunting have been made to your force?
2. Since 2010, how many of those reports have been resolved as trail hunting?
3. Since 2010, how many of those investigations resolved as trail hunting have included proof seen and verified by police of the purchase/acquisition of trail fluid for use in said trail hunting?
Dear S RHOSIER,
Freedom of Information: 003862/19
I write in connection with your FOI request which was recently received.
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Dear S Rhosier,
I write in connection with your request for information received on 16
You had asked:
1. Since 2010, how many reports of cubbing / illegal foxhunting have been
made to your force?
2. Since 2010, how many of those reports have been resolved as trail
3. Since 2010, how many of those investigations resolved as trail hunting
have included proof seen and verified by police of the
purchase/acquisition of trail fluid for use in said trail hunting?
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The information that you have requested is held in part by Surrey Police:
A1/A2. From searches undertaken, there were x6 incidents recorded under
the offences of ‘HUNTING A WILD MAMMAL WITH DOGS’, or ‘HUNTING A WILD
MAMMAL WITH DOGS – HUNTING ACT 2004’, since 2010. However, none related
to cubbing / fox hunting.
Additional searches were also conducted for any ‘CRI – WILDLIFE’ (crime
related) incidents where the keyword ‘FOX’ was captured within the free
text - of the x24 results, only x1 (from 2015) related to a trail hunt.
A3. In relation to the 2015 trail hunt (as identified in Q1/2) – No
relevant information held
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