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.
For the calendar years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and to date (25th Feb 2018) how many people have been arrested by your force on suspicion of entering the UK without leave (illegal entry) and how many were arrested for assisting illegal entry to the UK? (facilitation).
Specifically I am after offences listed under Section 24 of the Act that refer to "Illegal entry" and are CJS Codes IM71013, IM71088, IM71001, IM71005, IM71002, IM71006, IM71004, IM71087, and IM71003 and offences listed under Section 25 of the Immigration Act that refer to "facilitation" and are CJS Codes IM71104C, IM71104 for assisting unlawful immigration to member states, IM71105 for helping asylum-seekers to enter the UK and IM71107 and IM71106 for assisting entry to the UK in breach of deportation or exclusion order.
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 by Northumbria Police.
I am able to disclose the located information to you as attached.
FOI 216-18 - Illegal entry into the UK - Summary