Hull City Council has officially confirmed it has no written policy on dealing with werewolves. The response from information governance officer Jane Barkworth has been revealed in a reply to a Freedom of Information request submitted to the authority.
Earlier this year there were reported sightings of a dog-like beast stalking the banks of the Barmston Drain watercourse.
This prompted Wayne Carr to submit the following questions to Hull City Council is a formal request under the Freedom of Information Act.
Mr Carr asked: Does Hull City Council have a written policy on dealing with werewolves? Has a risk assessment been undertaken on Barmston Drain with regards to werewolves? Have the Environment Agency been consulted with regards to the Barmston Drain werewolf? And do Hull City Council's dog wardens have access to firearms with silver bullets?
In Ms Barkworth's reply she confirmed that the council had no written policy on werewolves
, no record of werewolf-related risk assessments and no secret stock of silver bullets locked away in a Guildhall cupboard.
She also confirmed talks had yet to start with the Environment Agency over any beastly sightings in east Hull. "We hope that you will be satisfied with our response and should you require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact us," she added.