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Date Responded 30 July 2019

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:

Could you please disclose how many arrests relating to kerb crawling there have been since January 1 2016, with a breakdown for each year.

Secondly, could you then please relate each incident (not crime) reported to the force relating to kerb crawling.

For each incident, please disclose the postcode where the alleged incident is said to have occurred.

Please disclose for each incident, as recorded on the forces' logs, the exact details of what was reported (i.e. A man has claimed a young woman is selling sex and men are offering her cash outside the kitchen). Please redact anything which would prohibit disclosure.

Could you please disclose the outcome of that incident (i.e. arrest, charge, NFA etc)

In Response:

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

It should be noted that the data provided below has been taken from the arrest and incident tables in the central database.  The incident description was searched for the keyword 'kerb crawling' - we are only able to search the first three lines of the incident description.  It is possible that one of the keywords may feature later in the incident description but if so, that incident will not be captured in this dataset.

  1. There have been no arrests for the offence of kerb crawling since 1 January 2016.
  2. For incidents reported to the police, the postcode where the alleged incident is said to have occurred is NE1 4SF.

However, please note this does not appear to be a kerb crawling incident.  This incident was deemed to be suspicious behaviour only with no offences disclosed.  The log was closed pending further calls.


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