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Date Responded 22 March 2018

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

1. Please can you provide me with a list of all formal misconduct proceedings that the force's professional standards department has handled since January 1, 2013, up to today’s date, relating forced marriage cases?

 2. Please can you provide me with complete copies of all final reports into the cases listed in the answer to question 1?

 We then sought clarity as we did not understand your request and you said “I am looking for details of any misconduct cases you have dealt with regarding staff mishandling forced marriage cases.  For example, one force investigated after a police officer dealt with a case involving a girl who said she was at risk of a forced marriage. She attended a station on a Friday but the officer did not do anything until the Monday, by which time the girl had been taken abroad by her family to be forced into a marriage.”

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Professional Standards Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is not held by Northumbria Police. There have been no such cases.

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