October 2015 2nd Police Information Notice
PC Alison Barnes and PS Matt Trott gave two hunt saboteurs harassment notices based purely on the word of the Atherstone Hunt and without any actual evidence. Leicestershire Police were forced to issue a rare apology and overturn the harassment notices (see previous post). During a phone conversation with PS Matt Trott to discuss this issue Trott then said the following to the saboteur (see previous post)
“You are hunt saboteurs that’s what you do, you trespass on other people’s property and harass people”
Leicestershire Police allow Trott to continue investigating hunting issues under Operation Blackthorn where the inevitable happens:
A second harassment notice is issued to the same saboteur – again with no actual evidence to back up the claims made by the Atherstone Hunt. A formal complaint is made to Leicestershire Police and the harassment notice is again overturned in February 2016. Leicestershire Police are forced stop using Police Information Notices after this point.