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. From the 14th June – 15th July 2018 during the period of the FIFA World Cup, how many football-related incidents were recorded by your constabulary?
By incidents, this could relate to needing police presence due to violent or disorderly behaviour as a result of an individual, or individuals preparing to watch, watching or have watched a World Cup match.
2. From the 14th June – 15th July 2018 during the period of the FIFA World Cup, how many football-related offences were recorded by your constabulary?
By football-related offences, this means an offence by virtue of Schedule One of the Football Spectators Act 1989.
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To note, the response at point 1 are not offences as listed in the Football Spectators Act and are merely incidents where football has been mentioned.