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Cycling on a footpath - 137/19

Date Responded 05 February 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:

Would you please provide, for each of the years 2012/13 to 2017/18, a combined total for the number of Fixed Penalty Notices and/or Traffic Offence Reports (as applicable) issued for the offence of cycling on a footway (under section 72 of the Highways Act 1835), broken down if possible into sub-totals for:

  • fines paid,
  • fines/FPNs/TORs cancelled,
  • cases referred to Court for prosecution and/or recipients of TORs opted for court proceedings,
  • cases disposed of in any other way, and
  • cases with resolution still outstanding.

In Response:

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

To note - Northumbria Police do not issue TORs

2012/13 - 0

2013/14 - 0

2014/15 - 0

2015/16 - 0

2016/17 - 0

2017/18 – 2 fines paid.

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