Defibrillators stolen - 029/15
Dated: 16 Jan 2015
Date of request: 08/01/15
Date of response: 16/01/15
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)
Thank you for your email dated 8 January 2015 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.
For each of the last three years, I would like to know the following:
1) How many defibrillators have been reported stolen. Please tell me from where they were reported stolen (eg, Faketown Hospital, Greenham Village Hall).
2) How many people were arrested and charged with stealing defibrillator(s).
3) How many defibrillators were recovered by the police.
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.
I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.
Searches were made for a three year period from 01/01/12 - 31/12/14 and the results are as follows.
1.1 defibrillator has been reported stolen in the time period specified. This was from St John Ambulance premises in Newcastle
2. At this time no arrests have been made
3. At this time none have been recovered
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