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.
- 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).
- 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)?
- a breakdown of how many were issued to men and women?
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.
- During 2018 Northumbria Police Served 40 such Notices
- No notices were served on under 18’s
- 3 notices were served on women the rest served on men