Fox hunting

Patricia Betty made this Freedom of Information request to Sussex Police

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Dear Sussex Police,
1. Has there been any correspondence of any kind in the last three years relating to trail hunting between this police force and the Countryside Alliance, Master of Foxhounds Association or the Hunting Office?
2. Has this police force, in the last 3 years, offered any advice to local fox hunts on how to avoid being accused of illegal hunting by hunt monitors and saboteurs.
3. If advice has been given in the last 3 years to local fox hunters, the Countryside Alliance or Master of Fox Hounds Association, what was the advice?

Yours faithfully,

Patricia Betty

Sussex Police

Date: 01/12/2020

Your Ref: Freedom of Information request - Fox hunting

Our Ref: FOI 3753 1042 /20

Contact Name: Roger Brace FOI Officer
Email : [email address]

Contact number: 101 ext 545251

Dear Patricia,

Thank you for your request which was received by Sussex Police.

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