Firearms accidents

Charlotte made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Cheshire Constabulary

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Cheshire Constabulary,

Please provide me with the number of armed officers who have discharged their firearm by mistake. Please provide me with the number broken down by the following years:

2010 - 2011
2011 - 2012
2012 - 2013
2013 - 2014
2014 - 2015

Please provide the circumstances for each accidental fire, including details of what was shot and any injuries caused (who was injured and what the injury was).

Please also provide me with the number of times firearms were used in response to incidents (using the same time frame as above).

Yours faithfully,

Charlotte

Freedom of Information, Cheshire Constabulary

Dear Charlotte

 

I acknowledge receipt of your correspondence received 18/01/2016 which is
being dealt with as a request for information in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

I am in the process of dealing with your request and will respond in due
course and in any case by 15/02/2016. Please contact us by e-mail at
[Cheshire Constabulary request email] if you have any further enquiries.

 

Regards

 

 

Tracey Evanson, Freedom of Information Compliance Officer

Information Compliance| Cheshire Constabulary HQ | Clemonds Hey |

Oakmere Road | Winsford | Cheshire | CW7 2UA |

(Office: 01606 364176

 

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Freedom of Information, Cheshire Constabulary

1 Atodiad

Dear Charlotte

 

I refer to your recent request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, as set out below:

 

Please provide me with the number of armed officers who have

     discharged their firearm by mistake. Please provide me with the

     number broken down by the following years:

    

     2010 - 2011

     2011 - 2012

     2012 - 2013

     2013 - 2014

     2014 - 2015

    

     Please provide the circumstances for each accidental fire,

     including details of what was shot and any injuries caused (who was

     injured and what the injury was).

    

     Please also provide me with the number of times firearms were used

     in response to incidents (using the same time frame as above).

 

In accordance with section 1(1) (b) of the Act, our response is as
follows:

 

Question 1 = 0

 

Question 2 =

 

+--------------------------------+
|Financial Year |Deployments|
|--------------------+-----------|
|Apr 2014 to Mar 2015| 166 |
|--------------------+-----------|
|Apr 2013 to Mar 2014| 185 |
|--------------------+-----------|
|Apr 2012 to Mar 2013| 206 |
|--------------------+-----------|
|Apr 2011 to Mar 2012| 270 |
|--------------------+-----------|
|Apr 2010 to Mar 2011| 186 |
+--------------------------------+

 

 

If I can be any further assistance in this matter, please do not hesitate
to contact me.

 

If you are not satisfied with the decision applied in this case I enclose
for your attention a copy of the Constabulary's appeal procedures.

 

Regards

 

Tracey Evanson, Freedom of Information Compliance Officer

Information Compliance| Cheshire Constabulary HQ | Clemonds Hey |

Oakmere Road | Winsford | Cheshire | CW7 2UA |

(Office: 01606 364176

 

 

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