E-Scooter Seizures & Fines - 1120/21

Date Responded 13 September 2021

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. The total number of e-scooters seized on roads by this police force, broken down by month since January 2018
  2. The total monetary amount collected in fines from e-scooter riders, broken down by month since January 2018
  3. The total number of e-scooters seized on roads since January 2018, broken down by lower-tier local authority.
  4. The 5 streets with the most e-scooter seizures in this police force area since January 2018, and how many people were stopped at each

In Response:

1. During the period 2018 and 2019 we did not uplifted any E scooters.

During 2020 we uplifted 1 E-scooter and this was in June.

For the period 1 January to 30 June 2021 we have uplifted 12 E scooters:

January - 1

March - 2

April - 2

May - 2

June - 5


2. No information held.  You may wish to direct this part of your query to the Courts to see if they can assist.


3. No information held.  We do not uplift E scooters on behalf of Local Authorities.


4. No information held.  There is no requirement for us to record this information therefore it is not held.

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