'Sharia' recorded incidents - 826/15
Dated: 24 Sep 2015
Date of request: 13/09/15
Date of response: 24/09/15
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)
Thank you for your email dated 13 Septembe 2015 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.
I would like the following information for the financial years 2013/14 and 2014/15:
Entries on your command and control incident system, where the initial incident detail contains the phrases 'sharia court', or ‘sharia council’ or ‘sharia law’.
For each incident please provide the month/year, a summary of the incident including an explanation of the relevance of the words 'sharia court', 'sharia council' or 'sharia law' to the incident, details of any arrests, whether or not a crime was subsequently recorded and what the offence(s) was/were, and the outcome of any investigation. If a sharia court/council was the location of the incident in question please give the name/address of the court/council.
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.
In this instance we have considered that there is no harm in the release of the information requested however this may not be the case should such further similar requests be made.
With the above in mine I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.
The information in this response is based on searches using the force system for any incident where either of the following phrases is recorded, "Sharia court", "Sharia council" or "Sharia law".
Each of the resulting incidents have been viewed to provide an answer to the questions posed, and the below attached contains the results of those searches.
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