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Search Warrant Authorisation - 1476/20

Date Responded 12 October 2020

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:

Can you please confirm who has the authorisation to sign a search warrant?

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within 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.

The authority to apply for a search warrant in the first instance is given by an Inspector. The granting of the warrant is for a magistrate or judge.

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