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.
If I could submit a request under the Freedom of Information Act for the following data please:
The number of investigations that led to criminal charges under the New Psychoactive Substances Act in 2017
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 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.
There were 3 investigations that led to criminal charges under the New Psychoactive Substances Act in 2017.