Dear West Mercia Police,

Please can you confirm as to an incident on the M5 northbound at around 22:00 on the 03/05/21? - I was travelling between J6 & 5 northbound, the overhead gantry I was approaching changed to 40mph so I immediately backed off but couldn't safely reduce my speed down to 40mph in the available distance and weather conditions - as I went under the gantry the camera flashed. Can you put a note on file as to this or advise what I can do as to this?

Thank you

Yours faithfully,
John Jackson

Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

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Dear Mr Jackson,


Please be advised that this is not a valid request for information under
the Freedom of information Act 2000 (“the Act”) as it does not fulfil the
requirement of s.8 of the Act.  It is not a request for specific recorded
information and West Mercia Police does not have to answer your request if
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Kind regards,




David Cole
Information Compliance Supervisor | Information Compliance Unit | West
Mercia Police

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