Memorandum of Understanding between Sussex Police and Cuadrilla

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Dear Sussex Police,

The recent FOI release of the peer group review of Operation Mansell by Hertfordshire Police and Essex Police ( indicates that a formal memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Sussex Police and the energy company Cuadrilla was drawn up and adhered to during protests in Balcombe in the summer of 2013.

Please can you provide me with a copy of that memorandum of understanding?

Yours faithfully,

Kevin Blowe

Sussex Police

Dear Kevin,

Thank you for your request which was received by Sussex Police on 17/06/2014.

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Valerie King
Freedom of Information
Force Crime & Justice Department

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Dear Sussex Police,

Can I remind you that the statutory timescale of 20 working days on this Freedom of Information request runs out today?

Yours faithfully,

Kevin Blowe

Sussex Police

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Information from this request was used in the following report: "Police and fracking companies - in each other's pockets?"