In York, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow

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Dear City of York Council,

In York, excluding Sundays, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow. As such, please tell me the number of Scots who have been shot in the last ten years by those taking advantaged of this law.

Yours faithfully,

Henry Shrimp

City of York Council

Dear Mr Shrimp

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom Of Information Act 2000, of which we acknowledge receipt.

Your request has been passed to the appropriate officer to provide a response as soon as possible, and in any event within 20 working days, as required by the Act.

Kind regards

Paul Atkinson, for

Information Governance Officer
City of York Council
Telephone 01904 552933
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Weeks, Fred, City of York Council

Dear Mr Shrimp,

Thank you for your request.

After an extensive search of our records I can confirm that there are no
records of any Scotsmen being legally shot with a bow and arrow in the
last ten years.

There is however a vague recollection of an alleged occurrence several
centuries ago which involved a group of men from the Nottingham area,
dressed in green, who were enjoying a stag night in York.

Yours sincerely,

F Weeks

Fred Weeks | Administration and Business Manager  

t: 01904 551622 | e: [1][email address]

City of York Council | Administration and Business Support

City Stragtegy | 9 St Leonards's Place | York YO1 7ET

[2]www.york.gov.uk | [3]facebook.com/cityofyork |[4]@CityofYork

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Yours faithfully,

Henry Shrimp

City of York Council

Dear Mr Shrimp,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST Y4718
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Kind regards

Paul Atkinson, for

Information Governance Officer
City of York Council
Telephone 01904 552933
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Phil Culmer left an annotation ()

The incident involving the stag party sounds familiar - if I recall correctly, a clergyman was also involved.