Disclosure Details

Accidents on Stamfordham Road - 365/12

Dated: 07 Jun 2011

Date of request:   12/04/2012

Date of response:   01/05/2012

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)

Thank you for your email dated 12 April 2012 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked: 

Could you please supply me with data held by Northumbria Police or its agents that relates to accidents involving vehicles or pedestrians that occurred on or near (within 100 metres of) Stamfordham Road, NE5.

If you could include:
- when and where the accidents occurred
- injuries suffered
- the names, ages and address of those involved in the crash
- the number of fatalities

I am interested in the period going five years from today.

In response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Please note that the Tyne and Wear Traffic and Accident Data Unit (TADU) carry out the statistical function on behalf of Northumbria Police and they may be able to assist you with your request.  Your request should be redirected to them.

In order to aid and assist you, we have provided contact details below:-

Ian Abernethy
TADU Co-ordinator
Tyne and Wear Traffic and Accident Data Unit
Transport and Highways Service
Development and Enterprise
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street
e-mail:  IanAbernethy@gateshead.gov.uk

It should also be noted that collisions can occur where officers have not attended.  There will be instances where details are simply exchanged between the parties.



You may be interested to know that Northumbria Police routinely publish information that has been disclosed by Northumbria Police in response to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 via the Disclosure Log.  The aim of the Disclosure Log is to promote openness and transparency by voluntarily placing information into the public arena.

Whilst it is not possible to publish all responses we will endeavour to publish those where we feel that the information disclosed is in the public interest.  The Disclosure Log will be updated once responses have been sent to the requester.  I have provided the relevant link below:-


The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our complaints procedure which can be found at: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.


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