Dear Sussex Police,

Please supply figures for the number of dogs seized as a banned breed type under the Dangerous Dogs Act during 2016.

Please also supply the number of dogs seized as a banned breed type who were returned as "not type" prior to any court proceedings for the same time period.

Please supply figures for the number of dogs seized as a banned breed type who were found not guilty in a court for the same time period.

Please also supply figures for each of the above from 1 January 2017 to 1st July 2017

Yours faithfully,

alison green

Sussex Police

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Dear Sussex Police,

Of the 2 dogs returned in 2016 as not type what number of those dogs were assessed by an independent breed Id expert?

Of the 1 dog returned in the first six months of 2017 as not type what number of those dogs were assessed by an independent breed Id expert?

Yours faithfully,

alison green

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