Arrests related to the policing of fracking and fossil fuel extraction/exploration activities in your constabulary

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Dear Thames Valley Police,

I am writing on behalf of the Office of Keith Taylor MEP; I would like to make the following updated request relating to the cost of policing of any fracking, oil and/or gas drilling/exploration protests and opposition in your constabulary in the last five years - 12 months if you deem five years to be too burdensome, cost-wise.

The questions should follow logically and should not prove too burdensome to answer. I have tried to be as clear as possible, but please let me know at the earliest possible opportunity if you require any clarifications.

I am requesting all of the information in digital form, an excel file for data is preferred to graphs and tables embedded within pdf files.

Can you please provide the answers to the following questions, in every case I am asking for details within the last five years and by 'drilling' I mean shale gas exploration, conventional and unconventional oil and gas drilling:

1. How many arrests have been made during the policing operation at the site/s? (Can arrestee details be categorized by age, gender, and town/city of residence, please?)
2. What were the grounds of each arrest?
3. How many of those arrested were later charged? (Can the details of those charged be categorized by age, gender, and town/city of residence, please?)
4. Of those charged, how many cases progressed to court? (Can the details of the people in those cases be categorized by age, gender, and town/city of residence, please?)
5. How many charges were dropped before any court appearance? (Can the details of those charged, whose charges were later dropped, be categorized by age, gender, and town/city of residence, please?)
6. Of the cases that progressed to court, how many defendants were found guilty of the charge against them? (Can the plea of the defendant, their age, gender, and town/city of residence also be provided, please?)

Yours faithfully,

Liam Ward

Public Access, Thames Valley Police

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Dear Mr Ward


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Darren Humphries  | Public Access Officer

Joint Information Management Unit | Hampshire Constabulary & Thames Valley

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