Copies of all communications between West Mercia Police and the RSPCA concerning the death of PD Ivy due to heatstroke on 6th July 2018

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Rodney N Edmondson

Dear West Mercia Police,

Please provide me with the following information:

1) Please confirm whether the West Mercia Police referred itself to the RSPCA or had any official contact with the RSPCA concerning the death of PD Ivy due to heatstroke on the 6th July 2018.

2) Please supply me with copies of any official communications or letters between the West Mercia Police and the RSPCA concerning the death of PD Ivy due to heatstroke. The information to include all official communications or letters sent by the West Mercia Police to the RSPCA and all official communications or letters received from the RSPCA by the West Mercia Police concerning the death of PD Ivy.

Thank you

Yours faithfully,
Rodney N Edmondson

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Dear Mr Edmondson

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 11431

 

I write in connection with your request for West Mercia Police information
which was dated and received on 14^th March 2019.

 

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Dear Mr Edmondson

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 11431

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
on 14^th March 2019. Please find below the response to your request:

1)         Please confirm whether the West Mercia Police referred itself
to the RSPCA or had any official contact with the RSPCA concerning the
death of PD Ivy due to heatstroke on the 6th July 2018.

 

2)         Please supply me with copies of any official communications or
letters between the West Mercia Police and the RSPCA concerning the death
of PD Ivy due to heatstroke. The information to include all official
communications or letters sent by the West Mercia Police to the RSPCA  and
all official communications or letters received from the RSPCA by the West
Mercia Police  concerning the death of PD Ivy.

             

Reply:-

 

1)         Please confirm whether the West Mercia Police referred itself
to the RSPCA or had any official contact with the RSPCA concerning the
death of PD Ivy due to heatstroke on the 6th July 2018.

 

West Mercia Police did not refer itself to the RSPCA in relation to this
matter. The force contacted the RSPCA prior to publication of the report
resulting from the independent investigation into the case to ensure it
was sighted on the findings.

 

The tragic death of PD Ivy was subject to a thorough and independent
investigation by Staffordshire Police. As a result of that investigation,
Staffordshire Police made a number of recommendations regarding the
handling and welfare of West Mercia Police dogs. West Mercia Police
accepted those recommendations. The report can be found here:

[1]https://www.westmercia.police.uk/article...

 

2)         Please supply me with copies of any official communications or
letters between the West Mercia Police and the RSPCA concerning the death
of PD Ivy due to heatstroke. The information to include all official
communications or letters sent by the West Mercia Police to the RSPCA  and
all official communications or letters received from the RSPCA by the West
Mercia Police  concerning the death of PD Ivy.

 

There are no written communications or letters between West Mercia Police
and RSPCA in regards to this matter.

 

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is as
accurate as possible.

 

Your attention is drawn to the below which details your right of
complaint.

 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mrs E Ball

Information Compliance Office
Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police
Rugby Police Station
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV21 2DH

 

Warwickshire Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections
1 and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed
information will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
However, the rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information
will continue to be protected by law. Applications for the copyright
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information should be addressed to The Force Solicitor, West Mercia Police
Headquarters, PO Box 55, Hindlip, Worcester, WR3 8SP.

 

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