North Wales Police

Dog running loose on A55

T Knight made this Freedom of Information request to North Wales Police

The request was refused by North Wales Police.

From: T Knight

Dear North Wales Police,

Please provide the incident log, together with the risk assessment undertaken when determining the appropriate action whilst a dog was loose on the A55 this week. In particular, the risk analysis that concluded running the dog over, posed less risk to the public than temporarily closing the road.

Your statement says “in the circumstances there was no alternative way that officers could contain the dog and minimize risks to motorists”. Please provide the risk assessments that were carries out in establishing this.

Your statement goes on to state “The only safe option was to run the dog over at sufficient speed to ensure that it was destroyed and would not suffer”. Please provide the risk assessments for running the dog over. In particular, I would like to see the risk assessment pertaining to what a ‘sufficient speed’ was.

Your statement states “Other methods of destruction were considered, but were ruled out on the grounds of public safety”. Please provide the risk assessments undertaken when determining the level of risk to public safety pertaining to each option you considered.

Please also provide the call logs and transcripts from the control room pertaining to the incident at 3am Monday 22 Feb 2016 of a dog loose on the A55.

Please also provide the entry into your accident book pertaining to the injuries sustained by the officer who was bitten by the dog whilst attending the above incident.

Yours faithfully,
T. Knight

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  1. And if you get a reply to just one point raised, it will be a miracle! The Police have a wonderful way of dodging, side stepping or otherwise evading supplying answers. If you do get an answer it can never be relied on as the truth. Just look at some other recent high profile cases where even the Lawyers colluded with the police to bend or hide the truth. The Police and the Judicial System as a whole have totally lost the respect or support of the Public. One of these days the Police will realise that this will have a major effect on their operations and that they will be the losers. We have already seen a change in the public attitude to the Law and it can only deteriorate further.

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