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Making A Threat To Kill On Facebook - 300/20

Date Responded 03 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. In the (a) 2018 calendar year, and (b) 2019 calendar year how many offences did your force log of "making a threat to kill" where the threat was posted on Facebook?
  2. Starting from the month of October 2019 please provide me with copies of the first five MOs that relating to question 1 complete with the wording that was used on Facebook. [Note: To avoid falling into an exemption I am content for names, ages, geography or any other personal detail to be redacted].

In Response:

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 follows.

1.

2018

13

2019

23

 

2.

Known person messages victim on facebook messenger stating she will ' murder your new lass' this has to believe these threats would be carried out

Message as above.

Known offender messages XXXX via facebook making threats to kill XXXX by blowing his head off with a shot gun. Offender arrested at his home address

No message recorded.

Known person post threat to kill ip on facebook "you xxxx low life scumbag ill xxxx kill you" this follows report of stalking and previous threat to kill

Message as above.

Male sends a series of messages via facebook messengermaking threats to kill victim

No message recorded.

Ip receives a string of messages from XXXX (offender) messages make threats to end ip and include ips address. Messages also tell ip to hang himself as that would be easier, messages sent via facebook messenger

Messages include:                                                                       

"GO HANG YOURSELF"

“ YOU WILL DIE FOR THIS YOU xxxx”

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