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Dear Lancashire Constabulary,

1. What is your forces' policy on using spit guards or hoods. If you do use them - what was the first date of their implementation?

2. How many times have you recorded spit guards or hoods being used?
- Please divide the data by the individual's age, gender and ethnicity. If possible, can you also include in how many cases the individual had either known, or suspected, mental health problems?

3. If this is possible, please include the full list of complaints made against the police involving the use of spit hoods (including details).

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Yours faithfully,

Rachael Venables

Information assurance unit, Lancashire Constabulary

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