Arrests and charges arising from Balcombe protests

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Dear Sussex Police,

Please provide answers to the following questions:
1. How many people were arrested in the policing operation of protests outside Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at or near Lower Stumble, London Road, Balcombe, West Sussex, between July 25th and September 30th 2013?
2. Of the people arrested, how many were offered and accepted cautions?
3. What was the total number of cautions offered and accepted?
4. Of the people arrested, how many were charged?
5. What was the total number of charges?
6. Of the people who were charged, how many later had their charges changed?
7. What was the total number of charges that changed?
8. Of the people who were charged, how many later had their charges discontinued, either before or after the case reached court?
9. What was the total number of charges that were discontinued, either before or after the cases reached court?

Yours faithfully,

Ruth Hayhurst

Sussex Police

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Dear Ruth,

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Kirsty Watson
Freedom of Information Assistant
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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

Michael Taylor left an annotation ()

There is no section 241

http://uk.practicallaw.com/8-505-7469

Ruth Hayhurst left an annotation ()

That's an interesting omission in your link.
This link does have a Section 241: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1992...
(second section from the top)