Northumbria Police - 17th June 1999 Shooting

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Strathclyde Police

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

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Strathclyde Police.

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Sir or Madam,

You will note from following; http://politics.caledonianmercury.com/20... that it was reported that; “A spokeswoman for Strathclyde Police did confirm that the Northumbria force has not liaised with them in connection with the inquiry.”

Can you please supply me with the following information and documents;

1. Full details of all/any contact between Northumbria Police and Strathclyde Police during past 13 months, between May 2010 and 21st June 2011, concerning the above case, inquiry.

2. Copies of all/any statements and/or comments given to the press by Strathclyde Police during the past 12 months concerning above case, inquiry.

3. Copies of al/any statements and/or comments given to the press by Strathclyde Police between 17th June 1999 and May 2010 concerning above case, inquiry.

4. Please supply all recorded information held by Strathclyde Police containing any reference to or otherwise referring to IRA or terrorist involvement in the above case, inquiry.

5. Please supply all/any information concerning any other Police forces that Strathclyde Police liaised with between 17th June 1999 and June 2011 concerning the case, inquiry.

I look forward to hearing from you regards this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Nicola Blackwood,

NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED

Good morning

Strathclyde Police has received your Freedom of Information request and
you will receive a response from us within 20 working days unless
otherwise notified.

Please quote Ref No 0489/2011

Thank you

Kind Regards, Nicola

_________________________________________________
Nicola Blackwood
Analyst Researcher
Information Management
Freedom of Information
Telephone: 0141 435 1215 (704 1215)

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Nicola Blackwood,

By law this request should have been dealt within within the 20 working day limit. Strathclyde Police have already breached the FOIA in a number of ways when dealing with this request.

Please can you let me have your reply

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

1 Atodiad

NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED

Good Morning

Please see the attached.

Lorna Grieve
Freedom of Information Officer
Strathclyde Police
Force Disclosure Unit
173 Pitt Street
Glasgow
G2 4JS
Tel No: 0141 435 1262
Fax No: 0141 435 1218
E-Mail: [email address]

NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED

<<Response Letter.pdf>>

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

This is a request for an Internal Review.

Dear INFO,

When I telephoned your officer yesterday I was told;

* Most of the information was now available. that it would be sent to me by Friday 29th July 2011.

* That your office were still waiting on other information and documents. I was told that would be released when it arrived. However, I was sent the following by you today.

This is a request for an Internal Review.

You replied to my requested as follows;

26 July 2011

Your Ref:

Our Ref: 0489/2011

Martin McGartland

Force Disclosure Unit
E-mail: request-77144-
Police Headquarters
[email address]
173 Pitt Street
GLASGOW
G2 4JS

Tel: 0141 435 1262

Fax: 0141 435 1218

Dear Mr McGartland

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NUMBER 0489/2011

I refer to your request for information dated 21 June 2011, which was received by Strathclyde Police on that date. Please accept my apologies for the short delay in responding.

In terms of Section 18 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the Act) Strathclyde Police can neither confirm nor deny that it holds the information requested by you. However, if the information was held by the Force, it would be considered exempt in
terms of one or more of the exemptions detailed in Section 18 of the Act, which are listed below:

• Section 31 – National Security and Defence
• Section 34 – Investigations by a Scottish Public Authority
• Section 35 – Law Enforcement

Section 18 of the Act also provides that there is no requirement on a public authority, when issuing a Refusal Notice in terms of Section 18, to state why the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs that in disclosure of the information; nor is there any requirement to state why the exemption applies in so far as that statement would disclose information which would itself be exempt information. This should not, however, be taken as conclusive evidence that the information you have requested exists or does not exist.

By way of further explanation, should the information you have requested exist, then it would be held by the force for the purpose of an investigation. Furthermore, I would ask that you note that a disclosure of information under the Act is not simply a disclosure to the person that requests it; rather, it is a public disclosure. As such, Strathclyde Police, in order to protect individuals who may be the subject of criminal investigations or prosecution, cannot, in the vast majority of circumstances, release information directly relating to criminal
investigations, under the Act.

NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED

NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED

I hope this information is helpful, however, if you are not satisfied with the way that your request has been dealt with, you are entitled in the first instance to request a review of the decision made by the force. Should you wish to request such a review, please write to the Disclosure Manager within 40 working days of receiving this letter.

If, after having been informed of the Review Panel’s decision, you are still not satisfied then you are entitled to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner within six months for a decision. The Commissioner can be contacted the Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS,
Telephone: 01334 464610.

Should you require any further assistance concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me directly on 0141 435 1262, quoting the reference number given.

Yours sincerely

Lorna Grieve
Freedom of Information Officer
NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED

ENDS

I await your reply.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Sheena Brennan, Strathclyde Police

1 Atodiad

NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED

Good afternoon Mr McGartland

Please find attached the response to your request for a review of your
recent FOI request.

Many thanks

Sheena Brennan
Information Manager
Strathclyde Police

NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED

<<FOI Request 0489-2011.pdf>>

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Sheena Brennan,

In your 24 August 2011 reply, your Ref: 0489/2011 you wrote as follows;

Martin McGartland
Force Disclosure Unit

Police Headquarters
Email: [FOI #77144 email]
173 Pitt Street
GLASGOW
G2 4JS

Tel: 0141 435 1200
Fax: 0141 435 1218

Dear Mr McGartland

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NUMBER 0489/11

I refer to your request for access to information made under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Act’) and the response dated 26 July 2011 from Lorna Grieve of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Unit. In accordance with the Act, the Review Panel (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Panel’) convened on 17 August 2011 to consider your request for a review of that
decision and in terms of Section 21(4)(a) of the Act, has upheld the original decision made without modification.

The Panel upheld the application of Section 18 in that Strathclyde Police can neither confirm nor deny that it holds the information requested by you. The Panel also upheld the related considerations of Section 31 –National Security and Defence, Section 34 –Investigations by a Scottish Public Authority and Section 35 – Law Enforcement in this regard.

In response to your comments regarding your telephone call to the FOI Unit on 26 July, I spoke with the member of staff who received your telephone call and I am satisfied that his recollection of the telephone call, supported by his colleagues sitting nearby, was that you were told that a response would be issued to you by 29 July; however, there was no confirmation that any specific information would be provided
to you.
-------------------------------------------------------

If, after receiving the decision of the Panel, you are not satisfied, you are entitled to make an application for decision to the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife FY16 9DS, telephone number 01334 464610.

Yours sincerely

Sheena Brennan
Information Manager

ENDS

I want to deal with your comment as follows; "In response to your comments regarding your telephone call to the FOI Unit on 26 July, I spoke with the member of staff who received your telephone call and I am satisfied that his recollection of the telephone call, supported by his colleagues sitting nearby, was that you were told that a response would be issued to you by 29 July; however, there was no confirmation that any specific information would be provided
to you."

The above was in reply to what I wrote to you in my 27th July 2011, i.e. "When I telephoned your officer yesterday I was told;
* Most of the information was now available. that it would be sent to me by Friday 29th July 2011.
* That your office were still waiting on other information and documents. I was told that would be released when it arrived. However, I was sent the following by you today."

The above was what I was told by Strathclyde Police, person I spoke with. Moreover, I have just checked the recording of that telephone call/conversation and the above is what I was indeed told. All of my calls are recorded. Why would not one but two people from your FOI Dept say otherwise? It is clear to me that Strathclyde Police are also mixed up in the Cover-up of my shooting, that they are colluding with very corrupt police officers within Northumbria Police as well as others.

Moving on to my 21st June 2011 request. My request was for the following;

1. Full details of all/any contact between Northumbria Police and Strathclyde Police during past 13 months, between May 2010 and 21st June 2011, concerning the above case, inquiry.

2. Copies of all/any statements and/or comments given to the press by Strathclyde Police during the past 12 months concerning above case, inquiry.

3. Copies of al/any statements and/or comments given to the press by Strathclyde Police between 17th June 1999 and May 2010 concerning above case, inquiry.

4. Please supply all recorded information held by Strathclyde Police containing any reference to or otherwise referring to IRA or terrorist involvement in the above case, inquiry.

5. Please supply all/any information concerning any other Police forces that Strathclyde Police liaised with between 17th June 1999 and June 2011 concerning the case, inquiry.

What I do not understand is what the above requests have to do with;
• Section 31 – National Security and Defence
• Section 34 – Investigations by a Scottish Public Authority
• Section 35 – Law Enforcement

Strathclyde Police have not as yet supplied me with any sort of explanation. Can you now do so, can you explain why section 31 National Security and Defence,
Section 34 Investigations by a Scottish Public Authority and Section 35 Law Enforcement are engaged or indeed relavant to each of the 5 requests I have made above. I note that Strathclyde Police have given absolutely no explanation as to why they rely on above sections of the act or more importantly why they beleive those sections are relevant to each of my 5 above requests.

Please can you now supply me with such an explanation. All that Strathclyde Police have told me is that; "In accordance with the Act, the Review Panel (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Panel’) convened on 17 August 2011 to consider your request for a review of that decision and in terms of Section 21(4)(a) of the Act, has upheld the original decision made without modification. The Panel upheld the application of Section 18 in that Strathclyde Police can neither confirm nor deny that it holds the information requested by you. The Panel also upheld the related considerations of Section 31 – National Security and Defence,Section 34 – Investigations by a Scottish Public Authority and Section 35 – Law Enforcement in this regard."

What have each of my above 5 requests got to do with;
• Section 31 – National Security and Defence
• Section 34 – Investigations by a Scottish Public Authority
• Section 35 – Law Enforcement ?

I am now requesting your help and assistance with this matter, as outline within the act.

I look forward to your reply.

Regards,

Martin McGartland

Sheena Brennan,

NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED

Good afternoon Mr McGartland

Apologies for the delay in getting back to you, however, in response to
your email and to be of assistance, I would offer the following
comments.

Section 18 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the Act)
states that where a Public Authority considers that to reveal whether
the information requested exists or is so held would be contrary to the
public interest, it may (whether or not the information does exist and
is held by it) give the applicant a refusal notice by virtue of this
section.

Neither Section 16(a)- to disclose that it holds the information, nor
16(2)- consideration of the public interest test where applicable,
applies in respect of a refusal notice given by virtue of Section 18.

Given that you continue to discuss such personal matters via the open
source medium of the whatdotheyknow website, I can only repeat that
Strathclyde Police can neither confirm nor deny it holds information in
relation to the information you have requested.

Regardless of any interim comment or advice that may or may not be
offered to an applicant, the force response provided under the terms of
the legislation is definitive. The option to have that response
reviewed is available under Section 21 of the Act, and following that an
application for decision by the Scottish Information Commissioner under
Section 47 of the Act.

In the circumstances I consider it is not appropriate to discuss this
matter any further on this forum. Should you wish to communicate via a
less public medium I remain available to provide any further advice or
assistance as I am able to give.

Best Regards

Sheena Brennan
Information Manager
Strathclyde Police

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Gadawodd Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

Sue Sim and Northumbria Police said FOI request relating to Martin McGartland attempted murder case was 'Vexatious'. The Information Commissioner has issued a Decision Notice against Sue Sim and Northumbria Police which states, 'The Commissioner
finds that the force incorrectly applied section 14(1) to the request. He requires the public authority to respond to the request in accordance with the provisions of section 1 of the Act within 35
calendar days.' That complain was upheld by the Information-Commissioner, Decision Notice: http://www.scribd.com/doc/72333438/Sue-S...

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

Gadawodd Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

THE STATE COVER-UP OF THE 1991 KIDNAPPING AND 1999 SHOOTING OF MARTIN MCGARTLAND, BOTH OF WHICH WERE CARRIED OUT BY PIRA, HOWEVER, STATE AND MI5 HAVE BEEN COVERING THIS UP TOO.

“Section 31 – National Security and Defence”?????

How could anyone regard the following as “National Security and Defence”, I asked; “Can you please supply me with the following information and documents;

1. Full details of all/any contact between Northumbria Police and Strathclyde Police during past 13 months, between May 2010 and 21st June 2011, concerning the above case, inquiry.

2. Copies of all/any statements and/or comments given to the press by Strathclyde Police during the past 12 months concerning above case, inquiry.

3. Copies of al/any statements and/or comments given to the press by Strathclyde Police between 17th June 1999 and May 2010 concerning above case, inquiry.

4. Please supply all recorded information held by Strathclyde Police containing any reference to or otherwise referring to IRA or terrorist involvement in the above case, inquiry.

5. Please supply all/any information concerning any other Police forces that Strathclyde Police liaised with between 17th June 1999 and June 2011 concerning the case, inquiry.” (ENDS)

It is an MI5 - State Cover-up of the Martin McGartland attempted murder case. MI5 and the British Government (including Strathclyde Police) are protecting IRA terrorists who were involved.

The Yes men are involved in a Sophisticated cover-up, they are breaking the law.

This is the Flawed findings of the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kevin Dunion, I suspect the Spooks and/or the Home Officer (men in black) have been in touch with SICO. It is very clear that Information Commissioner, Kevin Dunion, was sold a pup;

http://www.scribd.com/doc/75758289/MI5-S...

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

Gadawodd Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

Scottish Information Commissioner concealing Martin McGartland's name and asks Strathclyde Police's Chief Constable to do same. The State Cover-up

http://www.scribd.com/martymcgartland/d/...

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

Gadawodd Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

The Strathclyde Police, Northumbria Police and MI5 (Security Service), state (HMG) cover-up of the 1999 attempted murder of Martin McGartland.

Read more about MI5, HMG cover-up in Martin McGartland’s cases here:

http://www.scribd.com/martymcgartland

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

http://www.scribd.com/martymcgartland/d/...

Gadawodd Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

Martin McGartland - Strathclyde Police and Northumbria Police Conspiracy, their Lies, their Dirty Tricks and their Cover-up in the Martin McGartland attempted murder case: http://www.scribd.com/martymcgartland/d/...

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk