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Information: Policing of anti-fracking protest in Lancashire

1st August 2017

Following queries regarding the policing of anti-fracking protests at the PNR Caudrilla site in Lancashire, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC, has ascertained that a sergeant and six constables were sent by the chief constable of Northumbria Police, from July 31st and will remain until August 4th, in response to a mutual aid request from Lancashire police to all forces, co-ordinated by the NPOCC (National Police Co-ordination Centre).

The response provided is dependent on a force’s capacity at the time of the request. All operational decisions remain under the remit of the Chief Constable and all costs are fully recovered from the requesting police force.

For further information on the co-ordination of mutual aid, please visit: http://www.npcc.police.uk/NationalPolicing/NPoCC/home.aspx