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.
During the 2019 calendar year there were three crimes recorded as taking place with a location of university under the following HO codes.
1713, Sexual Crime, Assault On Male By Penetration
1715, Sexual Crime, Assault On Male Not By Penetration
1908, Sexual Crime, Rape Of A Female Aged 16 Or Over
1910, Sexual Crime, Rape Of A Male Aged 16 Or Over
1912, Sexual Crime, Attempted Rape Of A Female Aged 16 Or Over
1914, Sexual Crime, Attempted Rape of A Male Aged 16 Or Over,
2003, Sexual Crime, Assault on A Female By Penetration
2005, Sexual Crime, Sexual Assault On A Female
8806, Sexual Crime, Commit Offence With Intent To Facilitate A Sexual Offence
8807, Sexual Crime, Trespass With Intent To Commit A Sexual Offence
8809, Sexual Crime, Exposure
865, Violence Against The Person, Stalking Involving Fear of Violence
866, Violence Against The Person, Stalking Involving Causing Serious Distress Or Alarm To The Victim
12512, Violence Against The Person, "Harassment, Alarm Or Distress"
Would it be possible to know the outcomes of the investigations into these three crimes, e.g. if suspects were identified/victim withdrew support, etc?
As advised in your acknowledgement email this request has been aggregated with your previous requests (FOI’s 651/20, 833/20 and 932/20 refer) with regards to time constraints under the Act, as they refer to the same subject area – Sexual Misconduct Cases.
As per our amended response to 932/20, sent to you on 05/08/20, there is only one offence that matches the criteria of this request.
The outcome was "Victim does not support police action."
The criteria of this request was the location should be ‘university’
As per our response to your previous requests, it should not be assumed that any offence involved either staff or students or that the crime occurred when the university was actually open.
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