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Communications Acts - 549/19

Date Responded 22 May 2019

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:

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request information about your force’s use of Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 and the Malicious Communications Act 1988.

Please disclose, for the calendar years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018:

2.Regarding offences under Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003:  a.The number of people arrested.The number of people charged as a result.  b. The number of people arrested for offences where the internet is used in commission of the offence.  c . The number of people charged as a result of offences where the internet is used in commission of the offence. d. Regarding offences under the Malicious Communications Act 1988: a. The number of people arrested. b. The number of people charged as a result. c. The number of people arrested for offences where the internet is used in commission of the offence. d. The number of people charged as a result of offences where the internet is used in commission of the offence.

If possible, I would like each arrest and charge to be categorised according to the relevant CJS Code

 

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 within Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as attached.

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