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Defibrillator Thefts - 331/20

Date Responded 10 March 2020

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 make a request please under the Freedom of Information Act regarding theft of defibrillators (AEDs) in your area of jurisdiction over three given time periods.

 

  1. From 1st February 2019 - 31st January 2020
  2. From 1st February 2018 - 31st January 2019
  3. From 1st February 2014 - 31st January 2015

For each of this time periods above, the information I would like to request please is:

a. How many reports did you receive of defibrillators being stolen.

b. For each of the reported thefts referred to above please give the location and date of the alleged theft.

c. For each of the reported thefts above please state whether or not the alleged theft was investigated.

d. For each of the reported thefts above please state whether or not anyone was convicted.

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development Department of 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 follows.

a&b.

Period

Blyth

Boldon & East Shields

Central

Fenham/ Scotswood

Gateshead East & Felling

Jesmond/ Heaton

North Shields

Prudhoe

Riverside & West

Sunderland Central

Feb 19 - Jan 20

1

1

1

0

1

0

1

1

1

1

Jan 18 - Feb 19

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

Feb 14 - Jan 15

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

2018                 

  Feb                  1

  Jul                   1

  Nov                  1

2019                 

  Mar                  1

  Apr                  2

  Jul                   1

  Sep                  1

  Oct                  1

  Dec                  2

c. To note – the 3 not investigated were found prior to any investigations being commenced

Period

Investigated

Not Investigated

Feb 19 - Jan 20

3

0

Jan 18 - Feb 19

5

3

Feb 14 - Jan 15

0

0

 

d. there were no convictions.

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