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Date Responded 04 July 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:

With regards to my previous submission, FOI 531/18 refers, Would you please be able to let me know specific cases that were involved and links to any press releases and photos of the victim if applicable.

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

With regards to your request that we supply you with links to press releases and photos of the victim, the below exemption has been applied as relevant.

As the information you have requested is accessible by other means I have not provided you with a copy of the information and will rely on Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  You should therefore consider this a refusal for your request.

 I have provided an explanation to this exemption below.

Section 21 (1) - Information accessible by other means

Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant is exempt information.

This information is already in the public domain and can be found by simple research.  The above exemption is therefore relevant.

 I am able to disclose the names of the victims to you, as below, and this will allow you to conduct your own research for those points covered in the exemption applied above.

Melissa LIDDLE



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