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Section 60 Stop and Search - 365/20

Date Responded 11 March 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:

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to please request the following information on the use of section 60 stop and search in your area:

  1. 60 authorisations:

The number of s.60 authorisations for the year ending 31/08/2019

The number of s.60 authorisations between 01/09/2019 and 30/01/2020

 

2. For each s.60 authorisation between 01/09/18 - 31/08/2019:

The date of each s.60 authorisation

The rank of the officer who approved each s.60 authorisation

The number of hours each s.60 authorisation was in place for

The geographical remit of each s.60 authorisation

The reason for each s.60 authorisation

How information about each s.60 authorisation was communicated to the public

The number of people searched under each s.60 authorisation

The ethnic breakdown of people searched under each s.60 authorisation

The number of people under 18 searched under each s.60 authorisation

The outcomes of the searches carried out under each s.60 authorisation

The number of weapons recovered during each s.60 authorisation

 

3. For each s.60 authorisation between 01/09/2019 -30/01/2020:

The date of each s.60 authorisation

The rank of the officer who approved each s.60 authorisation

The number of hours each s.60 authorisation was in place for

The geographical remit of each s.60 authorisation

The reason for each s.60 authorisation

How information about how each s.60 authorisation was communicated to the public

The number of people searched under each s.60 authorisation

The ethnic breakdown of people searched under each s.60 authorisation

The number of people under 18 searched under each s.60 authorisation

The outcomes of the searches carried out under each s.60 authorisation

The number of weapons recovered during each s.60 authorisation

 

 

In Response:

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 Stop and Search Force Lead of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is not held by Northumbria Police.

There have been no Section 60 Stop and Search authorisations during the period specified by your request.

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