Date Responded 21 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:

  1. How many reports of underage explicit photos on social media site Snapchat did your force receive in 2017,2018 and 2019?
  2. How many investigations has your police force launched into underage sharing of explicit images on social media site Snapchat as a result of these reports?
  3. What was the outcome of these investigations?
  4. How many arrests have been made as a result of these investigations in 2017,2018 and 2019?

In Response:


The data has been taken from the central database using the HO code 086/02 - Take, permit to be taken or to make distribute or publish indecent photographs or pseudo - photographs of children .

Searches were then made of the arrest table using the HO code 086/02.  This brought back no results.

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



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