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Fishing Offences Recorded Since 2007

Question

My request relates to all offences recorded by your force in respect of: Home Office Offence Coding 116/11: Fishing without permission: ‘Taking or destroying fish’, Schedule 1, Part 2, Theft Act 1968.

I ask that you release information for all such offences recorded over the period 2004-2016 relating to:

1. Number of such offences recorded each year

2. Number of these offences investigated

3. Outcomes from the investigations of any offences to include

(i) Proceeded against (to court)

(ii) Warned/Cautioned/Restorative Justice or other community resolution

(iii) Undetected/No further actioned

With reference to 3 (i) above can you provide details, if held of the any court outcomes including: a. Guilty/not guilty b. If guilty the sentence passed – absolute/conditional discharge, fine, community/suspended sentence, bound over on conviction or custodial etc.

Answer

Q1. Please see the number of offences recorded in the table below. We no longer hold the information prior to 2007.

Year

Offences recorded

2007

1

2008

0

2009

0

2010

0

2011

1

2012

1

2013

0

2014

1

2015

2

2016

2

Total

8

Q2. Of the eight offences recorded, five had an officer in case allocated.

Q3. Please see the outcomes in the table below. There were no prosecutions.

Outcome

Count

No suspect Identified/Victim declined

1

No suspect identified/No line of enquiry

5

No-crime

2

FOI reference: 216/17.

Date of request: 15.02.17.