Date Responded 22 June 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 like to request the number of vehicles seized by the force in 2018, 2019 and 2020, broken down by the reasons for the seizures.

In Response:

  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.


Uplifts Per Year


Reasons for uplift:


Abandoned/S99 Road Traffic Act


Avail (local authority reported abandoned)


Evidence/S19 Pace


Fatal Road traffic Collisions


Owner Nominated (Road Traffic Collisions)


Road Traffic Collisions


S165 Road Traffic Act (No Insurance/Dr Licence)


S59 Road Traffic Act (Anti-Social Behaviour)


Stolen/Suspect Stolen


Used In Crime




Total No Of Uplifts



As the information requested for the periods 2019 and 2020 is accessible by other means I have not provided you with a copy of the information and will rely on Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  You should therefore consider this a refusal for those parts of your request.

I have provided an explanation to this exemption below.

Section 21 (1) - Information accessible by other means

Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant is exempt information.

The information you have requested had been asked for previously and our response is freely available via the Northumbria Police Disclosure Log (FOI 597/21 refers).  

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