Disputed Ownership Claims - Vehicles

Phil Swift made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to West Yorkshire Police

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Dear West Yorkshire Police,

I am seeking a copy of your vehicle seizure procedure, policy/information/advice/directions following the discovery of a vehicle in the possession of a party is the subject of a crime report relating to:

a. theft or
b. fraud

and how they are handled. For example:

1. Seizure or left with the innocent purchaser (subject to PACE)
2. referral to, engaging with, the Police Property Act
3. attending to improvements made
4. recording the fraud against the innocent purchaser in possession
5. difference in approach where the vehicle is taken by fraud form another (not 'stolen') and is with an innocent purchaser etc.
6. your obligations to the innocent purchaser

Yours faithfully,

Phil Swift

Freedom of Information,

Classification: OFFICIAL

Good morning,

Thank you for your request for information which has been logged today.

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If you no longer require the information, please inform us at your earliest convenience.

Kind Regards
Nicole Smith
Disclosure Assistant
Information Management
Digital Policing

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Freedom of Information,

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Classification: OFFICIAL

Dear P. Swift,

 

Please see the attached document in relation to your information request.

 

Kind regards

Emily Dawson

Disclosure Officer

Information Management

Digital Policing

West Yorkshire Police, Admin 4, Laburnum Road, Wakefield WF1 3QS

Telephone: 01924 296006

 

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Dear Sirs,

the link:

Fraud Recording, Allocation and Investigation - https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/site...
/files/2020-05/fraud_recording_allocation_and_investigation.pdf

Returned ‘Not Found. The requested URL was not found on this server.’

With regard to such opportunities, the procedure that sets out the time period after which you will not investigate a new ‘lead’

Please direct me to the policy that sets out the criteria for not following up investigative leads due to their age.

I note West Yorkshire Police handle the seizure of vehicles on a case by case basis, I have asked for information pertaining to:

1. Seizure or left with the innocent purchaser (subject to PACE)
2. Referral to, engaging with, the Police Property Act
3. Attending to improvements made
4. Recording the fraud against the innocent purchaser in possession
5. Difference in approach where the vehicle is taken by fraud form another (not 'stolen') and is with an
innocent purchaser etc.
6. Your obligations to the innocent purchaser

Please provide this or highlight the specific location of same

Yours sincerely,

Phil Swift

Freedom of Information,

Classification: OFFICIAL

Good afternoon,

Please find a working link below:
https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/site...

Kind Regards
Nicole Smith
Disclosure Assistant
Information Management
Digital Policing

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