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Gutteridge Farm Incident

Volume 622: debated on Tuesday 20 February 2001

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will call for a report on the incident on 9 December 2000 when Essex Police told Mr Andrew Bond that they did not have the manpower to deal with intruders who had broken into a barn at Gutteridge Farm in Weeley, Essex, causing criminal damage to wheat stored in the barn. [HL646]

The Chief Constable of the Essex Police has advised me about the incident at Gutteridge Farm on 9 December 2000 in which the police responded to the rave being held on Mr Bond's property without his consent.I understand that the officers attending the incident assisted Mr Bond in so far as he was prepared to exercise his rights as landlord.