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Football incidents World Cup 2018 – 721/18

Date Responded 03 September 2018

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.         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. 

In Response:

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 Force Resilience Unit  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. 

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. 

1. 9

2. None 

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