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Date Responded 26 June 2018

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 each of the last three calander years, 2015,2016 & 2017, in how many cases did a woman report an abusive partner, ex-partner or stalker to police for threatening behaviour and go on to be killed by that partner/ex partner/stalker?

2.In each of the cases, please specify where applicable if the case was referred to the IOPC for investigation, and what the determination of the IOPC case was (referral back to police, or a judgement), if this does not exceed the cost limit.

In Response:

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 Crime and Professional Standards 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. 

1.2015 x 2, 2016 x 1, 2017 Nil

2.The above were all referred to the IOPC and the decision for all of them was Local Police Investigation.

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