Date Responded 19 March 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 would like to know the number of persons under 16 arrested on suspicion of crimes involving Tinder/Bumble/Grindr/Facebook and Twitter for the past three years from January 2016 to date.

I would like the information to be broken down on a month by month basis by gender, age, summary of the charge and what police action was taken (e.g. charge, no further action, community referral etc)

In Response:

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

Month and Year



Summary of Charge

Action Taken


Apr 2016



Take, permit to be taken or to make distribute or publish indecent photographs or pseudo - photographs of children

102 Caution Youth


Nov 2016



Stalking without fear / alarm / distress

102 Caution Youth


Feb 2018



Putting people in fear of violence

101 Charge Summons



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