Disclosure Details

Domestic Heating Oil Thefts - 435/12

Dated: 07 Jun 2011

Date of request:     17/05/2012

Date of response:   07/06/2012

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

Thank you for your email dated  17 May 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: 

We request, under the "Freedom of Information Act 2000" details of all domestic heating oil thefts from private residences in the Northumbria Police area for the period 01 Jan 2009 up-to 30 Apr 2012.

Please supply the information in the following format: 

  • Date of Oil Theft,

  • Approx. Time of Theft,

  • Approx. litters stolen, if known,

  • Approx. Value of oil stolen, if known,

  • Postcode area, e.g. CB10 1, IP1 19,

PLEASE NOTE:  We do not require the complete postcode was we do not intend to identify specific properties which have been subject to theft. 

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.

I have decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

Please note that 'holiday cottages' have been included in the research for this request.
Where the  exact date and time of the offence is not known it has been shown over  dates/times between, when it could have occurred. 
Where the post code is incomplete on the spreadsheet below it was not fully recorded at the time.
With the above in mind, please see the attached 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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