Northumbria Police Press Office; Statements to press regarding Infringes of copyright, facebook etc

Martin McGartland made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Northumbria 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 Northumbria Police.

Dear Northumbria Police,

I am requesting this information under section 84 of the FOIA, 'information recorded in any form' as follows;

Can you please confirm if Northumbria Police and or its Press Office have released any statements to the Press concerning Infringes of NP copyright on facebook ... as follows;

1. Have Northumbria Police, its Press Office dealt with any enquiries from the media, either verbal or written, concerning alleged Infringes of NP copyright on facebook etc during May and June 2011? If so please supply all information.

2. Please supply copies of all/any requests by the media as well as NP's replies, press statements, either verbal or written, relating to 1 above.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Northumbria Police

Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

Thank you for your email received today in which you make a request for
information that Northumbria Police may hold.

Please note this request will be aggregated with your previous request,
FOI 472/11 - Copyright refers, due to cost/time implications, as they
relate to the same subject area 'facebook' and 'copyright'.

We are in the process of dealing with your request and expect to revert to
you shortly. A response should be provided by 16 August 2011.

Yours sincerely

Helen Robbins

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

Thank you for your email dated 18 July 2011 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:

Can you please confirm if Northumbria Police and or its Press Office have
released any statements to the Press concerning Infringes of NP copyright
on facebook ... as follows;

1. Have Northumbria Police, its Press Office dealt with any
enquiries from the media, either verbal or written, concerning alleged
Infringes of NP copyright on facebook etc during May and June 2011? If so
please supply all information.

2. Please supply copies of all/any requests by the media as well as
NP's replies, press statements, either verbal or written, relating to 1
above.

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

I can disclose the located information to you as follows.

Northumbria Police Media and Communications Team has dealt with two
enquiries regarding infringements of Northumbria Police copyright on
Facebook during May and June 2011. They are detailed below.

23/06/11 - 3.03pm:

Telephone enquiry from a reporter at the Evening Chronicle asking:

Question: Have we tried to get Facebook to remove a group called "Martin
McGartland - Northumbria Police are not up to the job" and if so why?

Reason for Request: He had received a call to say this is the case.

Reply: Northumbria Police has requested the removal of on-line data
containing copyright material.

24/06/11 - 12.24pm:

Follow up telephone enquiry from same reporter:

Question: What is the copyright material?

Reason for request: Clarification.

Reply: Force logo.

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.

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handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue
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complaints procedure which is attached.

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.

Yours sincerely

Michael Cleugh
Data Protection and Disclosure Advisor
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I AM NOT REQUESTING AN INTERNAL REVIEW AT THIS STAGE.

Dear Northumbria Police,

Thank you for the reply. Northumbria Police have not dealt with this request within the law. Please can they now do so and also release the information and or documents which I requested.

You will note that I requested following;

"I am requesting this information under section 84 of the FOIA, 'information recorded in any form' as follows;

Can you please confirm if Northumbria Police and or its Press Office have released any statements to the Press concerning Infringes of NP copyright on facebook ... as follows;

1. Have Northumbria Police, its Press Office dealt with any enquiries from the media, either verbal or written, concerning alleged Infringes of NP copyright on facebook etc during May and June 2011? If so please supply all information.

2. Please supply copies of all/any requests by the media as well as NP's replies, press statements, either verbal or written, relating
to 1 above .... "

However, Northumbria Police have not released the information or documents which I requested, i.e. under section 84 of the FOIA, 'information recorded in any form'. This includes written notes and or documents etc. Please can Northumbria Police now release the requested information.

Regards

Martin McGartland

Northumbria Police

Dear Mr McGartland

Thank you for your e-mail below, the contents of which have been noted.

The Freedom of Information Act gives members of the public access to
information held by the Force, it must be noted that the Act does not give
access to documentation held by the Force. As you have stated, the Act is
very clear on the point regarding information.

It is not a requirement to provide copies of documentation held, the Act
gives access to the information held in those documents rather than the
documents themselves. I have attached a link to further information on
this point which you may find useful.

[1]http://www.justice.gov.uk/guidance/freed...

In response to your further query below, I personally visited the Media
Team and reviewed the information they held. I can confirm that you have
been provided with the information eligible for disclosure in response to
this request.

To further aid and assist I can confirm that the Media Team verbally
consulted with The Professional Standards Department, the Legal Department
and the Corporate Communications Team in order to provide a response to
the journalist. These areas had nothing physically recorded and gave
information from memory to assist the Media Team and in turn the
journalist.

Having fully responded to your request and provided further advice,
Northumbria Police consider this matter closed.

Michael Cleugh

Data Protection and Disclosure Advisor
Legal Department

01661 868347

From: Martin McGartland <[FOI #80409 email]>
on 25/07/2011 15:36 CET

To: [Northumbria Police request email]
cc:
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) Request 535/11
- Copyright Press Statements [NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]

I AM NOT REQUESTING AN INTERNAL REVIEW AT THIS STAGE.

Dear Northumbria Police,

Thank you for the reply. Northumbria Police have not dealt with
this request within the law. Please can they now do so and also
release the information and or documents which I requested.

You will note that I requested following;

"I am requesting this information under section 84 of the FOIA,
'information recorded in any form' as follows;

Can you please confirm if Northumbria Police and or its Press
Office have released any statements to the Press concerning
Infringes of NP copyright on facebook ... as follows;

1. Have Northumbria Police, its Press Office dealt with any
enquiries from the media, either verbal or written, concerning
alleged Infringes of NP copyright on facebook etc during May and
June 2011? If so please supply all information.

2. Please supply copies of all/any requests by the media as well as
NP's replies, press statements, either verbal or written, relating
to 1 above .... "

However, Northumbria Police have not released the information or
documents which I requested, i.e. under section 84 of the FOIA,
'information recorded in any form'. This includes written notes and
or documents etc. Please can Northumbria Police now release the
requested information.

Regards

Martin McGartland

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Northumbria Police,

This is a request for further information.

You have still not dealt with my request. You are now telling me; "To further aid and assist I can confirm that the Media Team verbally consulted with The Professional Standards Department, the Legal Department
and the Corporate Communications Team in order to provide a response to the journalist." Why, for what reason?

You claim that; 'Media Team verbally consulted with Professional Standards Department, the Legal Department
and the Corporate Communications Team in order to provide a response to the journalist." This is not normal practice surly. This information should have been supplied to me by NP before now.

Please supply me with all of the information relating to all contact between above parties concerning this matter too, copies of all notes, emails and other information relating to all contact between Media Team the Professional Standards Department, the Legal Department and the Corporate Communications Team. Please also include the name/s of all of those involved and give reasons for their involvment in this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Northumbria Police

Dear Mr McGartland

You have been supplied with a response to your request and further
clarification on that response.

Should you remain dissatisfied, you may wish to request an internal review
of the way your request has been handled.

Yours sincerely

Michael Cleugh

Data Protection and Disclosure Advisor
Legal Department

01661 868347

Martin McGartland To [email address]
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Dear Northumbria Police,
This is a request for further information.
You have still not dealt with my request. You are now telling me;
"To further aid and assist I can confirm that the Media Team
verbally consulted with The Professional Standards Department, the
Legal Department
and the Corporate Communications Team in order to provide a
response to the journalist." Why, for what reason?

You claim that; 'Media Team verbally consulted with Professional
Standards Department, the Legal Department
and the Corporate Communications Team in order to provide a
response to the journalist." This is not normal practice surly.
This information should have been supplied to me by NP before now.

Please supply me with all of the information relating to all
contact between above parties concerning this matter too, copies of
all notes, emails and other information relating to all contact
between Media Team the Professional Standards Department, the Legal
Department and the Corporate Communications Team. Please also
include the name/s of all of those involved and give reasons for
their involvment in this matter.

Yours faithfully,
Martin McGartland

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Martin McGartland

I am not requesting an Internal Review at this stage.

Dear Northumbria Police,

You have still not dealt with this request nor have you released the requested information.

You stated in one of your last replies that;

"To further aid and assist I can confirm that the Media Team verbally consulted with The Professional Standards Department, the Legal Department and the Corporate Communications Team in order to provide a response to the journalist. These areas had nothing physically recorded and gave information from memory to assist the Media Team and in turn the journalist."

I asked NP for further information on this, however, they have failed to deal with same, NP have ignored.

Please can NP supply further information as follows;

1. Who within the Media Team verbally consulted with The Professional Standards Department, the Legal Department and the Corporate Communications Team in order to provide a response to the journalist?

2. Why did they do this 'verbally', do they not use email etc?

3. Who did they, 1 above, speak to within Professional Standards Department, why did they do so ... what has Professional Standards Department got to do with that matter?

You also claim in your reply that; "These areas had nothing physically recorded and gave information from memory to assist the Media Team and in turn the
journalist."

4. So are NP saying that all this took place and no one in any of these depts recorded anything, no one made written notes, sent email(s) or memos or even spoke via telephone?

Am I correct in saying that you too claimed that you 'visited' the media team.

5. Why would you need to visit them, why not email or Telephone them. Do you often visit' different departments within NP when dealing with FOI request?

You will be will aware that I have just had to make further complaints concerning Chief Superintendent Chris Thomson, Chief Constable Sue Sim and other officers within NP, complaints concerning corruption.
The FOI dept are covering up information concerning my FOI requests. I think I am correct in saying that I have not had one of my FOI requests answered.

It is all a sick joke, Northumbria Police Authority are protecting Chief Constable Sue Sim, Sue Sim is protecting Chief Superintendent Chris Thomson (he is head of Northumbria's Complaints dept), Chris Thomson is protecting all the other officers I have made complaints about. This is corruption, it's corruption in it's most blatant form ... they are all involved in it.

I hope NP will now deal with my requests and release the information I have been requesting.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Martin McGartland

Dear Northumbria Police,

I note that you are failing to answer or deal with my latest correspondence in this matter, that NP have not dealt with this request and thay have not released the requested information to me.

I am now requesting an internal review of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Northumbria Police

We acknowledge receipt of your request for an internal review of the
response you received in relation to the above mentioned Freedom Of
Information request.

We aim to provide a response to you within 20 working days of this
acknowledgement.
Yours sincerely

Helen Robbins

Disclosure Section
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contained herein is strictly prohibited, and is contrary to the provisions
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Martin McGartland

RE: Northumbria Police, new evidence that they are involved in very serious corruption, that they are lying and covering-up.

Dear Sir or Madam,

In your reply relating to this matter dated 25th July 2011, as above, NP stated following;

“Question (from the press): "Have we tried to get Facebook to remove a group called "Martin McGartland - Northumbria Police are not up to the job" and if so why?"

You stated, as above, the Reason for Request was: “He had received a call to say this is the case.”

You even claimed in your reply that: “Northumbria Police has requested the removal of on-line data
containing copyright material.”

24/06/11 - 12.24pm:

You then state that there was a; “Follow up telephone enquiry from same reporter:” That he (the reporter) asked following Question:

“What is the copyright material?”
And Reason for request: “Clarification.”
Northumbria Police claimed in their reply that:

“Force logo"

That was not at all true, that was yet more NP lies, Lies, Lies and cover-up when dealing with me, my case/s; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQhyxr0zd...

https://www.facebook.com/#!/MartinMcGart...

New information has now come to light within the past 24 hours that shows that Northumbria Police have very deliberately lied to the newspaper who contacted them regards this request, to the public and also to me concerning this matter.

I now have evidence from facebook that shows that Northumbria Police were asked to; “Identify the content on our site that you claim infringes your copyright.”

Northumbria Police in their Reply/complaint stated; “The image (logo) of Northumbria Police and Detective Chief Superintendent Chris Thomson. ” NP even linked the facebook page (Martin McGartland “Northumbria Police are not up to the job) into their complaint; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Martin-Mc...

The is further proof, if proof were needed, that Northumbria Police are blatantly lying, they are lying to everyone and they are covering-up.

I want NP to come clean, I want “clarification”, I want them to tell the truth. NP cannot continue with these cover-ups. They cannot continue to protect Sue Sim, Detective Chief Superintendent Chris Thomson and other officers that I can show are Bent Cops, those who I have stated are involved in very serious corruption when dealing with me, my cases. NP are also breaching the law so far as the FOIA is concerned by their hiding and covering-up the information I have requested.

As a result, I want further information from NP as follows;

1. Did NP complain to facebook about; “The image (logo) of Northumbria Police and Detective Chief Superintendent Chris Thomson.”, if so, why did they lie and cover-up same to the press, the public and also to me?

2. Why Did NP lie to the press, the public and me by claiming their facebook complaint was only about; the "Force logo" when they were very much aware that the wording of their complaint to facebook was as follows; “The image (logo) of Northumbria Police and Detective Chief Superintendent Chris Thomson.”

3, Copies of all information, documents that I requested, as above, but which NP have continued to lie about, to hide and which they continue to cover-up to conceal wrongdoing by them and their bent top cops.

Are NP going to answer these questions or are they going to continue to lie and cover-up by claiming (lying) that this request is also ‘vexatious’?

No one believes a word NP says anymore when it come to me, my cases. The NP HQ have been caught out so many times, they have been shown to be liars. Let’s have the truth, no more covering-up and no more protecting the Bent top cops, the Yes men and women within NP HQ, those who are involved in very serious corruption.

Martin McGartland

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

Martin McGartland

Dear Northumbria Police,

By law you are required to deal with an Internal review within 20 working days. I requested an internal review on 31st August 2011.

You should have dealt with this request by no later than the 28th September 2011.

Please let me have your findings, reply to this request.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Martin McGartland

Dear Northumbria Police,

Given you are now in breach of the law and the FOIA, insofar as you have not dealt with this request for internal review within the 20 working day limit, i.e. I requested an internal review on the 31st August 2011.

You should have dealt with this request by no later than the 28th September 2011. However, you did not do so. I wrote to NP, as above, to request reply and for them to explain the delay but they have failed to reply. I then called your office today, (10/10/11), at around 3pm and spoke with Michael and I was surprised to be told by him that the FOIA manager, Hayley Morrison, was dealing with request/s. She nor NP have at any time informed me that they would be seeking an extension on this request, as is required under legislation, nor given any reasons for the delay. NP have been adamant, as above, when dealing with this request by claiming there was no information. If this is indeed the case, I am bound to ask why they are taking so long to deal with this matter.

I would be very grateful if you could let me know what is going on with this request. It is unsatisfactory that Hayley Morrison, as manager of you department, is dealing with this matter given she has had a great deal of involvement in all other requests I have made. It is also disturbing that she is breaching the act blatantly and refusing to keep me updated or at least replying to my correspondence in this matter. This is what happens when NP don't tell the truth and when they are involved in concealing and covering up wrongdoing.

I would ask that NP update me immediately as to what is going on with this request. NP must act within the legislation when dealing with this and all other matters. As it stands, Hayley Morrison and NP are flouting the law while dealing with me, this request. This of course is nothing new but they do need to explain themselves and also reply to my correspondence.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Martin McGartland

Dear Northumbria Police,

Can I please have your reply or even a full update as to why your taking so long to deal with this internal review. My latest correspondence, as above, are being ignored by Northumbria Police.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Martin McGartland

Dear Northumbria Police,

I first made this request on the 18th July 2011. After you refused to deal with this request correctly and after you failed to supply me with further detail/information I requested an Internal review on 31st August 2011. NP wrote to me on the 31st August 2011 as follows; “We acknowledge receipt of your request for an internal review of the response you received in relation to the above mentioned Freedom Of Information request. We aim to provide a response to you within 20 working days of this acknowledgement.”

However, you did not deal with my request within the 20 working days. Moreover, as of today (28/10/2011) I have still not had your reply/findings. I even wrote to you on 3rd October 2011, 10th October 2011 and again on the 25th October 2011. I have still not had a reply, an update or NP’s reason/s for this very long delay.

The Information Commissioner good practice guidance states, Time limits under the FOIA,

http://www.ico.gov.uk/upload/documents/l...

"The FOIA does not stipulate a time limit for completion of an internal review, but the section 45 Code states that they should be dealt with in a reasonable timeframe. The Information Commissioner’s view is that a reasonable time for completing an internal review is 20 working days from the date of the request for review. Please refer to the ICO’s guidance: Time limits on carrying out internal reviews (Good Practice Guidance 5)".

It also states that;

"A one-stage review should be completed in 20 working days. In exceptional cases it may be appropriate to take longer but even in those cases it should not exceed 40 working days."

This is not an 'exceptional' case. Please will you let me have your reply/findings and stop causing me further delays when dealing with my requests.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Dear Northumbria Police,

If you do not deal with this request within the next 7 days I can confirm that I will be making a complaint to the ICO.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Gadawodd Martin McGartland anodiad ()

Sue Sim and Northumbria Police - up to their old tricks yet again. Request relating to Martin McGartland requests to Northumbria Police is Upheld by Information Commissioner, see here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/72333438/Sue-S...

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

Dear Northumbria Police,

I have this evening made a complaint to the ICO concerning this request.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Gadawodd Martin McGartland 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

Northumbria Police

Dear Mr McGartland,

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

Thank you for your email dated the 31st August 2011 in which you requested
a review of the response to your request for access to information which
may be held by Northumbria Police. May I take this opportunity to
apologise sincerely for the delay in our responding to you.  The delay has
been due to an inordinately high level of work in my department.

You asked:
Can you please confirm if Northumbria Police and or its Press Office have
released any statements to the Press concerning Infringes of NP copyright
on facebook ... as follows;

1.        Have Northumbria Police, its Press Office dealt with any
enquiries from the media, either verbal or written, concerning alleged
Infringes of NP copyright on facebook etc during May and June 2011? If so
please supply all information.

2.        Please supply copies of all/any requests by the media as well as
NP's replies, press statements, either verbal or written, relating to 1
above.

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

I can disclose the located information to you as follows.

Northumbria Police Media and Communications Team has dealt with two
enquiries regarding infringements of Northumbria Police copyright on
Facebook during May and June 2011.  They are detailed below.

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

I can disclose the located information to you as follows.

Northumbria Police Media and Communications Team has dealt with two
enquiries regarding infringements of Northumbria Police copyright on
Facebook during May and June 2011.  They are detailed below.

23/06/11 - 3.03pm:

Telephone enquiry from a reporter at the Evening Chronicle asking:

Question:  Have we tried to get Facebook to remove a group called "Martin
McGartland - Northumbria Police are not up to the job" and if so why?

Reason for Request:  He had received a call to say this is the case.

Reply:  Northumbria Police has requested the removal of on-line data
containing copyright material.

24/06/11 - 12.24pm:

Follow up telephone enquiry from same reporter:

Question:  What is the copyright material?

Reason for request:  Clarification.

Reply:  Force logo.

Your request for review asked:
 
Dear Northumbria Police,
   
I note that you are failing to answer or deal with my latest
correspondence in this matter, that NP have not dealt with this request
and thay have not released the requested information to me.
   
I am now requesting an internal review of this request.
   
Yours faithfully,
   
Martin McGartland
     
Your response to your request for review is as follows:
The opportunity has been taken to re-visit the response you were provided
 in response to your freedom of information request.

However, I note that you have submitted three previous requests on the
same subject to Northumbria Police on the same subject.  

At that time, Northumbria Police provided a response in full to you and I
can confirm that this response was correct and accurate at the time you
submitted the original request on the 18th July 2011.

I believe now that this subject and the questions you have asked have been
answered in full, several times.  I feel that it would be appropriate that
any further requests of this nature be deemed as vexatious and you should
be aware that following the date of this email, should any further
requests be received into Northumbria Police on the subject of Facebook
and the use of Northumbria Police Copyright information, the process of
complaints being forwarded to Facebook and subsequent actions arising out
of that will be deemed as Vexatious by virtue of Section 14 of the FOIA.

It is not appropriate to use FOI as a forum to pursue disputes or causes,
this is clearly inappropriate and the examination of the previous history
of the applicant and their requests to public authorities is also very
relevant to making an individual vexatious. Whilst it is the request and
not the applicant that can be made vexatious, the past behaviour of the
applicant will be relevant if the request/response perpetuates that
individual’s behaviour. This is clearly the case in this instance. You
have consistently followed up responses provided to you with further
e-mails with further questions on information you have received. The
Information Commissioner has accepted that such behaviour can be regarded
as evidence of an obsessive pattern of requests.

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when considered in context (for example if it is the latest in a long
series of overlapping requests or other correspondence) it may form part
of a wider pattern of behaviour that makes it vexatious”.

This concludes my internal review into your request under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. If you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of this
review then it remains open to you to refer this matter to the Information
Commissioner at the following address:

Hayley Morrison
Disclosure Manager
Legal Department
Northumbria Police
Direct Dial:  01661 868715
Email:  hayley[email address]

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Dear Northumbria Police,

You are very well aware that I already made a complaint to the ICO on the 18th November 2011 concerning this request.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Dear Northumbria Police,

Within your 25 November 2011 reply, as above, you stated the following;

"I confirm again, that Northumbria Police make no record of those referrals made to Facebook with regard to complaints of any nature, including copyright. No information is held with regards to any correspondence from Facebook including letter and email. There is no information held in respect of any telephone calls made to Facebook by Northumbria Police."

Facebook have confirmed that Northumbria Police did make a complaint to them. They also stated that the 'reporting party was;
"‘reporting party’ was reporting party: "Notice#:
[207700082607987] Contact Information: Name - [Northumbria Police] Email - [[email address]]"

They further stated that Northumbria Police had complained about; “The image (logo) of Northumbria Police and Detective Chief Superintendent Chris Thomson"

However, you will see from this request, as above, know that that I asked; "I am requesting this information under section 84 of the FOIA, 'information recorded in any form' as follows; Can you please confirm if Northumbria Police and or its Press Office have released any statements to the Press concerning Infringes of NP copyright on facebook ... as follows;

1. Have Northumbria Police, its Press Office dealt with any enquiries from the media, either verbal or written, concerning alleged Infringes of NP copyright on facebook etc during May and June 2011? If so please supply all information.

2. Please supply copies of all/any requests by the media as well as NP's replies, press statements, either verbal or written, relating to 1 above."

NP stated in their 25th July 2011 reply that; Northumbria Police Media and Communications Team has dealt with two enquiries regarding infringements of Northumbria Police copyright on Facebook during May and June 2011. They are detailed below.

23/06/11 - 3.03pm:

Telephone enquiry from a reporter at the Evening Chronicle asking:

Question: Have we tried to get Facebook to remove a group called "Martin McGartland - Northumbria Police are not up to the job" and if so why?

Reason for Request: He had received a call to say this is the case.

Reply: Northumbria Police has requested the removal of on-line data containing copyright material.

24/06/11 - 12.24pm:

Follow up telephone enquiry from same reporter:

Question: What is the copyright material?

Reason for request: Clarification.

Reply: Force logo."

I have attached further information as follows;
http://www.scribd.com/doc/74436641/Here-...

Can you confirm that this matter will now be fully investigated. I would like to make a complaint. You will be aware that that I have already made a complaint to the ICO concerning this request.

I await to hear from you on this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

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Northumbria Police

Dear Mr McGartland

You were provided clarification on your request regarding copyright press
statements (our reference 535/11) 29 July 2011.

You have separately been provided with clarification regarding your
request on copyright (our reference 472/11) 29 July 2011.

Both of these pieces of clarification are freely available on the what do
they know web-site.

As you appear to wish to make a complaint, I must advise you to contact
the Professional Standards Department. They can be contacted via telephone
(03456 043 043), or via the Northumbria Police web-site
(http://www.northumbria.police.uk/contact...) .

Yours sincerely

Michael Cleugh
Data Protection & Disclosure Advisor

From:        Martin McGartland <[FOI #80409 email]>
on 02/12/2011 02:13

To:        FOI requests at Northumbria Police
<[Northumbria Police request email]>
cc:        
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Northumbria Police
Press Office; Statements to press regarding Infringes of copyright,
facebook etc

     Dear Northumbria Police,
   
    Within your 25 November 2011 reply, as above, you stated the
    following;
   
    "I confirm again, that Northumbria Police make no record of those
    referrals made to Facebook with regard to complaints of any nature,
    including copyright. No information is held with regards to any
    correspondence from Facebook including letter and email. There is
    no information held in respect of any telephone calls made to
    Facebook by Northumbria Police."
   
    Facebook have confirmed that Northumbria Police did make a
    complaint to them. They also stated that the 'reporting party was;
    "‘reporting party’ was reporting party: "Notice#:
    [207700082607987] Contact Information: Name - [Northumbria Police]
    Email - [[email address]]"
   
    They further stated that Northumbria Police had complained about;
    “The image (logo) of Northumbria Police and Detective Chief
    Superintendent Chris Thomson"
   
    However, you will see from this request, as above, know that that I
    asked; "I am requesting this information under section 84 of the
    FOIA, 'information recorded in any form' as follows; Can you please
    confirm if Northumbria Police and or its Press Office have released
    any statements to the Press concerning Infringes of NP copyright on
    facebook ... as follows;
   
    1. Have Northumbria Police, its Press Office dealt with any
    enquiries from the media, either verbal or written, concerning
    alleged Infringes of NP copyright on facebook etc during May and
    June 2011? If so please supply all information.
   
    2. Please supply copies of all/any requests by the media as well as
    NP's replies, press statements, either verbal or written, relating
    to 1 above."
   
    NP stated in their 25th July 2011 reply that; Northumbria Police
    Media and Communications Team has dealt with two enquiries
    regarding infringements of Northumbria Police copyright on Facebook
    during May and June 2011. They are detailed below.
   
    23/06/11 - 3.03pm:
   
    Telephone enquiry from a reporter at the Evening Chronicle asking:
   
    Question: Have we tried to get Facebook to remove a group called
    "Martin McGartland - Northumbria Police are not up to the job" and
    if so why?
   
    Reason for Request: He had received a call to say this is the case.
   
    Reply: Northumbria Police has requested the removal of on-line data
    containing copyright material.
   
    24/06/11 - 12.24pm:
   
    Follow up telephone enquiry from same reporter:
   
    Question: What is the copyright material?
   
    Reason for request: Clarification.
   
    Reply: Force logo."
   
    I have attached further information as follows;
   
http://www.scribd.com/doc/74436641/Here-...
   
    Can you confirm that this matter will now be fully investigated. I
    would like to make a complaint. You will be aware that that I have
    already made a complaint to the ICO concerning this request.
   
    I await to hear from you on this matter.
   
    Yours faithfully,
   
    Martin McGartland
   
   
   
   

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New probe into claims 'police covered up' sex scandal bust-up as Line of Duty cops quiz ex-chiefs

Claims were made against ex-Northumbria Police chief Mike Craik and his Assistant Chief Constable Carolyn Peacock at an employment tribunal two years ago

By Jeremy Armstrong
20:13, 18 AUG 2018 UPDATED 18:15, 19 AUG 2018

Anti-corruption cops are probing an alleged cover-up of a “sex scandal” involving a former chief constable.

Lurid claims about ex-Northumbria Police chief Mike Craik and his Assistant Chief Constable Carolyn Peacock were made at an employment tribunal two years ago.

Mr Craik, now 63, was alleged to be “shagging” Mrs Peacock, now 63, whose husband Chief Supt Jim Peacock allegedly punched him at a barbecue in June 2007.

Mr Peacock, also 63, is alleged to have gone to Mr Craik’s home to confront him after claims of his wife’s alleged infidelity emerged.

Mr Craik’s wife Sharon allegedly hit a panic alarm at the house in Bamburgh, Northumberland, which meant armed cops were called to it.

But the employment tribunal into the sacking of the force’s legal chief Denise Aubrey heard that details of the alleged showdown were removed from police logs, with officers ordered not to discuss it.

Now Northumbria Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has enlisted Staffordshire Police to carry out a review into the claims.

It is being led by Det Chief Insp Phil Duffy, head of Staffordshire’s anti-corruption unit, who has ­visited the North East to talk to ­former senior officers in the case.

Ms Aubrey, 54, said: “The timing of this investigation is something I do not understand, given the delay. But I am willing to assist.”

The tribunal upheld her sacking for breaching confidentiality over allegations surrounding Mr Craik.

Northumbria Police’s legal bill for the tribunal was £645,000, including the cost of advice to Mr Craik and other ex-senior officers.

Inspector Paul Gilroy, who was in charge of armed response vehicles, provided a statement to the tribunal in which he said that officers had been deployed at the Craiks’ home in Bamburgh.

“This followed the activation of the personal attack alarm,” he said.

“Before terminating duty I viewed a computer-generated log for the incident to find all the text subject of it had been deleted.

“After speaking to officers dispatched to the incident, it became apparent why the log had been deleted. The incident apparently involved an altercation between the Chief and Mr Peacock.”

Mr Craik retired in 2010. Asked if he had an affair with Mrs Peacock, he said: “Absolutely not. There was ­never any evidence other than unpleasant rumour and they are still rumours which are untrue.”

He called the allegations deeply distressing for his wife Sharon.

She said in 2016: “Mike first dealt with this nine years ago but it has come around again. It is nonsense. We did not have a party and the Peacocks have never been to my house.”

The Peacocks, of Ponteland, deny all claims of an affair and a dispute at a barbecue. Mrs Peacock retired in 2007.

Ms Baird and Northumbria Police declined to comment.

Staffordshire Police said:” We have been commissioned to undertake an independent review surrounding allegations in 2007 involving senior officers at Northumbria Police.

"No further comments will be made surrounding this matter.”

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