Dear Avon and Somerset Constabulary,

Can I please request, in the form of a spreadsheet such as Excel or CSV file, an itemised list of all "big cat" sightings reported from 1 January 2014 to the present day.

A "big cat" is a large cat not native to the UK, often described as a "leopard", "puma" or "panther".

To include, for each sighting:
Location of sighting (inc. coordinates if held)
Date / time of sighting
Description of the sighting
Action taken

Yours faithfully,

Aimee Stanton

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Corporate Communications Department

Force Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road,

Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8QJ

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Aimee Stanton Our 509/19
Reference
[FOI #566868 email] Date 09 May
2019

 

 

Dear Ms Stanton

 

I write in connection with your request for information dated 8^th April
2019 under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Specifically you asked:

 

Can I please request, in the form of a spreadsheet such as Excel or CSV
file, an itemised list of all "big cat" sightings reported from 1 January
2014 to the present day.

 

A "big cat" is a large cat not native to the UK, often described as a
"leopard", "puma" or "panther".

 

To include, for each sighting:

Location of sighting (inc. coordinates if held) Date / time of sighting
Description of the sighting Action taken

 

 

Our response:

 

The information requested is not specifically held. There is no category
to record ‘big cat sightings’ in our communications management system. I
have considered conducting a search of the free-text data fields, however,
this does not produce the number of calls relating to ‘big cats’ as per
your definition. For example, ‘leopard’ and ‘puma’ could be used in the
recording of the call to describe clothing.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Becky Berridge

Deputy Freedom of Information Officer

 

Corporate Communications Dept  |  Avon and Somerset Police

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