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Presenting In 3D To Aid Injury Documentation - 1711/21

Date Responded 17 December 2021

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 would be interested in information on the points stated below –


  1. As a force, do you present in 3D to aid in injury documentation?
  2. If so, is this done internally or externally?
  3. Is there a specific time it is utilized more than others?
  4. Do you think it has a place to be developed within injury documentation in the future?

In Response:


  1. Yes.
  2. Externally.
  3. This is decided by the Crown Prosecution Service which investigations require the 3D presentation of injuries.
  4. Not applicable – it is already developed.  However, for future reference it should be noted that as per Section 84 of the act, only information held in a recorded format will be considered for the purposes of Freedom Of Information (FOI).  Therefore, views and opinions will not to be provided unless there is specific recorded information held in relation to the question asked.  Under FOI we would only consider the disclosure of actual recorded information. Questions that ask for explanations are not likely to be held as recorded information and therefore cannot be answered under FOI.
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