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Incidents in Customer First Centers - 501/20

Date Responded 30 March 2020

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. All incidents of anti social behaviour at Whitley Bay Customer First Centre this year resulting in Northumbria Police attending, on 111 or 999 calls.
  2. Details of an incident at Whitley Bay Customer First Centre this year at which threats to kill were made against XXXXX.

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development Department Area of Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

It should be noted that we defined “this year” to mean 2020 only.

  1. During the period mentioned above there were no incidents that had been flagged as specific to your request ie ASB.
  2. In relation to this part of your request, Northumbria Police can neither confirm nor deny that it holds the information you have requested as the duty in s1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 does not apply, by virtue of the following exemption:

S40(5)   Personal information

Under the Freedom of Information Act, information that is disclosed is released to the public as a whole and not just to the individual applicant.  As such, Northumbria Police would not wish to confirm or deny to the public at large whether information is held about any individuals.

You should consider this to be a refusal under section 17 of the Act.

No inference can be taken from this refusal that the information you have requested does or does not exist.

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