Disclosure Details

Grid reference - 148/13

Dated: 05 Mar 2013

Date of request:   18/02/2013

Date of response:   05/03/2013

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

Thank you for your email dated 18th February 2013 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: 

My question is a very simple one, about the geographical limits in EW and NS terms, of your Police area as it applies to road accidents. what I need is essentially this, in relation to the Ordnance Survey grid reference system which your officers use in their Stats19 and other reports:

  • The lowest Easting number, at the Eastern limit of your boundary

  • The highest Easting number, at the Western limit 

  • The lowest Northing number, at the Southern limit

  • The highest Northing number, at the Nothern limit

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 Crime Department of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

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

  • Northern limit of force Grid Reference = 397973, 657510

  • Southern limit of force Grid Reference = 386031, 543097

  • Eastern limit of force Grid Reference = 441984, 552317

  • Western limit of force Grid Reference = 356164, 588455

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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