RE: Leaks to the News of the World by Northumbria Police officers of sensitive and confidential information concerning the investigation in to the (UNSOLVED) attempted murder of Martin McGartland.

Jo Asher made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Northumbria Police Authority

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

Northumbria Police Authority Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear Northumbria Authority,

RE: Leaks to the News of the World by Northumbria Police officers of sensitive and confidential information concerning the investigation in to the (UNSOLVED) attempted murder of Martin McGartland.

I understand that Martin McGartland emailed you (via Roger Kelly) 10 separate complaints against Chief Constable Sue Sim. The complaint/s were sent on 10 July 2011. However,
Martin McGartland has made complaint/s against Chris Sharman on 17th July 2011 concerning above matter. Chief Superintendent Chris Thomson, head professional standards department and Chief Constable Sue Sim were also named/subject to those complaints.

Under the FOIA and also all other rights of access I am requesting all information you hold concerning this matter, including;

1. Given that Chief Superintendent Chris Thomson is the SIO of the Martin McGartland attempted murder case and Chris Sharman is the deputy in the case, can you confirm if either of them has been or will be permanently taken off the Martin McGartland attempted murder investigation. If not, please explain why not.

2. Have Northumbria Police informed Northumbria Police Authority of this very serious matter, the complaint/s against those named above. If so, when.

3. Given Chief Superintendent Chris Thomson is both SIO of the Martin McGartland (UNSOLVED) attempted murder case, that he is also head of Northumbria Police's Professional Standards Department (the complaints dept), can Northumbria Police Authority confirm that Chief Superintendent Chris Thomson will not be investigating himself (nor his Deputy Chris Sharman), as he has done with previous complaints made against him, his officers by Martin McGartland.

4. Please confirm if Northumbria Police have referred the
complaint/s, as above, against Chief Constable Sue Sim to the Northumbria Police Authority, if so, when did they do so. If not, will the Northumbria Police Authority now be contacting Northumbria Police regards those complaints.

5. Given this matter took place more than 1 year ago;
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ma... (this link to a FOI request shows that Chief Superintendent Chris Thomson, head professional and Chief Constable Sue Sim have covered up that too). Why have Northumbria Police not taken this matter seriously enough. I understand that Martin McGartland has been complaining for the past year to Chris Thomson and even Northumbria Police's own force Solicitor. However, they did nothing. Martin McGartland has had to make the complaint/s within past few weeks against those named above. why have Northumbria Police not taken this matter seriously enough.

6. Will Northumbria Police Authority now ensure that Northumbria Police now refer this very serious matter to an outside force so that it can be throughly investigated. If so, when will they be doing so. If not, why not.

7. How are complaints against the head of your professional
standards department dealt with. Please supply all information relating to same.

Yours faithfully,

Jo Asher

CS Enquiries.NPA, Northumbria Police Authority

My Ref: CC29710



Date: 14/09/2011


Dear Ms Asher

Subject: Freedom of Information - Chief Executive Office - Service
Improvement

I refer to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and to your letter to
this office received on the dated 15 August 2011.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, we have formally
decided to grant access to the records requested and accordingly they
are as follows:

1. Given that Chief Superintendent Chris Thomson is the SIO of the
Martin McGartland attempted murder case and Chris Sharman is the
deputy in the case, can you confirm if either of them has been or
will be permanently taken off the Martin McGartland attempted
murder investigation. If not, please explain why not.

Answer: Operational policing matters and complaints made about officers
below the level of Assistant Chief Constable are dealt with by the Chief
Constable. This question, therefore, relates to Northumbria Police and
should be directed to:
Disclosure Section
Northumbria Police Headquarters
North Road
Ponteland
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE20 0BL

2. Have Northumbria Police informed Northumbria Police Authority of
this very serious matter, the complaint/s against those named
above. If so, when.

Answer: Complaints concerning officers below the level of Assistant
Chief Constable are dealt with by the Chief Constable. This question
therefore relates to Northumbria Police and should be directed to:
Disclosure Section
Northumbria Police Headquarters
North Road
Ponteland
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE20 0BL

3. Given Chief Superintendent Chris Thomson is both SIO of the
Martin McGartland (UNSOLVED) attempted murder case, that he is also
head of Northumbria Police's Professional Standards Department (the
complaints dept), can Northumbria Police Authority confirm that
Chief Superintendent Chris Thomson will not be investigating
himself (nor his Deputy Chris Sharman), as he has done with
previous complaints made against him, his officers by Martin
McGartland.

Answer: Complaints and any subsequent investigations are directed by the
Chief Constable for officers below the level of Assistant Chief
Constable. This question, therefore, relates to Northumbria Police and
should be directed to:
Disclosure Section
Northumbria Police Headquarters
North Road
Ponteland
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE20 0BL

4. Please confirm if Northumbria Police have referred the
complaint/s, as above, against Chief Constable Sue Sim to the
Northumbria Police Authority, if so, when did they do so. If not,
will the Northumbria Police Authority now be contacting Northumbria
Police regards those complaints.

Answer: The information you have requested relates to a matter which
would be dealt with under the separate complaints system and because it
includes personal information this falls under the Data Protection Act
1998 and therefore details can not be provided under the Freedom of
Information Act 2001.

5. Given this matter took place more than 1 year ago;
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ma... (this link to a FOI
request shows that Chief Superintendent Chris Thomson, head
professional and Chief Constable Sue Sim have covered up that too).
Why have Northumbria Police not taken this matter seriously enough.
I understand that Martin McGartland has been complaining for the
past year to Chris Thomson and even Northumbria Police's own force
Solicitor. However, they did nothing. Martin McGartland has had to
make the complaint/s within past few weeks against those named
above. why have Northumbria Police not taken this matter seriously
enough.

Answer: This question relates to actions by Northumbria Police and
should be directed to:
Disclosure Section
Northumbria Police Headquarters
North Road
Ponteland
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE20 0BL

6. Will Northumbria Police Authority now ensure that Northumbria
Police now refer this very serious matter to an outside force so
that it can be investigated thoroughly. If so, when will they be
doing so. If not, why not.

Answer: All operational policing decisions are the responsibility of the
Chief Constable. It is not within the jurisdiction of Northumbria Police
Authority to refer complaints to an outside force.
Further requests around this should be directed to:
Disclosure Section
Northumbria Police Headquarters
North Road
Ponteland
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE20 0BL

7. How are complaints against the head of your professional
standards department dealt with. Please supply all information
relating to same.

Answer: Northumbria Police Authority does not have a Head of
Professional Standards. Northumbria Police Authority has a Professional
Standards Committee, which meets to keep the Authority informed of the
working of the Force's complaints and discipline procedure in accordance
with Section 77 of the Police Act 1996 and the Police Reform Act 2002.
It can not be involved in the investigation of individual complaints.

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Should you have any queries regarding the contents of this letter,
please contact Richard Hall on 0191 433 2094.

Yours faithfully

Richard Hall

Richard Hall
Northumbria Police Authority
Direct Tel: 0191 433 2094
Email: [email address]
www.northumbria-police-authority.org

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Gadawodd Jo Asher anodiad ()

Marty McGartland is single-handedly responsible for stopping at least 45 IRA bomb and assassination plots: http://politics.caledonianmercury.com/20... he saved the lives of at least fifty people and he put his own life in danger while doing so. As a result, the IRA kidnapped Martin 8th August 1991, Marty escaped certain death by jumping from a third floor window. Marty was moved to the UK mainland by British Government, however, for the past 20 years he has been hounded by the State, the Police, MI5 and others, simply because he wrote a book about his experiences; http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fifty-Dead-Men-W...

Marty was also shot at least 6 times by the IRA in June 1999, the IRA only found Marty's safe house after MI5, Northumbria Police and the CPS took a flawed and malicious prosecution against him, he was acquitted. However, during the court case Northumbria Police read out Martin's real name and even his home address. Marty's 1991 kidnapping has also been covered up for the past 20 years, The State (including RUC and PSNI) suppressed compelling evidence, evidence that would have resulted in his kidnappers being charged, the men were not even arrested, they were protected by the State for 18 years (until Marty make another complaint); http://www.scribd.com/doc/55567240/Top-P...

Northumbria Police, the Home Office, MI5, NIO, IPCC and many other organs of the State continue to cover up Marty's 1999 attempted murder too; https://www.facebook.com/MartinMcGartland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQhyxr0zd...

This is a total disgrace, it is also wrong, it is a State cover-up. Marty McGartland is in very poor health as a result, the State cover-up has and continues to exacerbate this. The protecting of IRA terrorists and the covering-up of both Marty’s kidnapping and his 1999 attempted murder by the above parties has now gone on for between 12 and 20 years. The above parties are hell bent on protecting IRA terrorists who were involved with both attacks. The above parties are also using every trick in the book, and many more, to cover up their own wrongdoing.

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/BritishAgents

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Northumbr...

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Police-Co...

Support Marty McGartland (Agent Carol) in his fight for truth and justice. Lets expose those involved; http://www.causes.com/causes/548596-we-t...

You can also find out more information about the State Cover-Up in the Martin McGartland case by searching google, facebook, you tube or the web for: Martin McGartland Northumbria Poilice or Martin McGartland PSNI PPS.

Gadawodd Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

This is not the first time the British State have used the ‘National security’ tactic as an excuse for not giving a full response to controversial questions and allegations concerning their dealings with the 1999 attempted murder of ex- British agent Martin McGartland. This is what they do, they cover-up, they lie, they break the law and they are protecting the IRA terrorists who carried out the shooting of Martin McGartland, they have been doing so for the past 12 years. Just have a look at some of the dirty tricks of the British State; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11yk7p3Kp...
www.martinmcgartland.co.uk