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. Could you please disclose a list of all the incidents, as they were reported to the force, which were reported in the NE1 postcode between 8pm on August 26 and 8am on August 27 2017.
2. Could you please supply the same information for the same times and location on August 19/20 and August 12/13 - both 2017.
3. Could you please disclose how many officers were on duty in the centre of Newcastle on those evenings stated above.
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 both the Corporate Development Operations Departments 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.
If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would expect that you to take into consideration the factors highlighted below so as not to mislead members of the public or official bodies or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.
See attached. To note this is a count of incidents and the incident opening codes associated with these - this is how the incident was classified when it was first reported, as per your request. It may have been closed as something different.
Maximum recorded figures are as below, obviously these figures will vary according to when officers booked on/off duty, and the redeployment of officers to attend outside the NE1 area as well as any officers coming into NE1 for whatever reason.
Additionally the figures provided above at this point do not include officers allocated to any football matches which may have fell on any of the dates specified in your request.
August 26/27 2017 – 84
August 19/20 2017 – 84
August 12/13 2017 – 84
FOI 380-18 - Incidents in Newcastle