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.
1. Any and all drug trafficking offences (*92A) by persons under the age of 18 recorded by Northumbria Police in the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
2. Any and all violent deaths of persons under the age of 18 in relation to drug crime recorded by Northumbria Police in the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. For clarity, this excludes those who have died due to drug overdoses or traffic accidents caused by drivers under the influence of drugs.
*I am referring to crime code 92A within the Offence Group ‘drug offences’ and Sub Group 'trafficking of drugs' in the Home Office offence code guidelines. To avoid any ambiguity, here is a link to the guidelines to which I refer:
Where possible, please provide details of the drug offences committed and the ages of the people involved.
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 Corporate Development Department and the Crime 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.