Threat to life notice - 535/19

Date Responded 25 April 2019

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. I would like to know how many ‘threat to life warning notices’ - or so-called ‘Osman warnings’ - your force issues in 2018 and then also 2017 (please break down by each year).
  2. how many of those warnings were issued to those under the age of 18 (if there are any specific ages of those under 18, I would be grateful to know - even if it is just the youngest)?
  3. a breakdown of how many were issued to men and women?

In Response:

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

With regards to 2017 data:

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.

You have been supplied with this data in your previous request FOI 95/18 refers.  Please refer to that or to where it is published on the Northumbria Police Disclosure Log

With regards to 2018 data I respond as follows.

  1. During 2018 Northumbria Police Served 40 such Notices
  2. No notices were served on under 18’s
  3. 3 notices were served on women the rest served on men


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