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Date Responded 09 August 2018

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:

For the period 1st April 2018 to 30th June 2018 can you please tell me how many drone/UAV related calls have been received by Northumbria Police, with a breakdown of the nature of the incident, any action taken, and the month the call was received. 

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 Corporate Development Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police. 

A search of the full incident description was carried out using the following key words:

Drone

UAV

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle 

With the above in mine, I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows. 

Nature of incident

April

May

June

Information Only

 

8

2

8

Nuisance/Suspicious flying

4

7

13

Theft of drone

 

2

0

2

Total

 

 

14

9

23

 

 

 

 

 

 

Action taken

 

Apr

May

Jun

Area checked

 

3

3

1

Caller advised

 

1

2

5

Crime created

 

2

0

2

Logged for information

8

2

13

Officer attended and drone operator spoken to

0

2

2

Total

 

 

14

9

23

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