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.
Could you please tell me how many gang injunctions have been issued for the following years:
2017 to present
Clarity was sought for your time parameter and the above was agreed as your search periods.
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 of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held in part by Northumbria Police.
I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.
With regards to data from 2011 up to 30th April 2016 the below exemption is relevant and has therefore been applied.
As the information you have requested at these points is accessible by other means I have not provided you with a copy of the information and will rely on Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. You should therefore consider this a refusal for your request.
I have provided an explanation to this exemption below.
Section 21 (1) - Information accessible by other means
Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant is exempt information.
This information has been asked for previously, released and is published for open view on the Northumbria Police Disclosure Log. FOI 608/16 is relevant.
With regards to information from 1st May 2016 to date this request was received – 28th February 2018 – I respond as below.
No information held. There have been no gang injunction applications made.