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Joint Information Management Unit
Operational Headquarters 
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Winchester 
Hampshire 
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10th December 2018
Our ref: 
CM/PA/002765/18 
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Jo Symes, 
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST 
 
I write in response to the above referenced Freedom of Information request submitted 
on the 13/11/2018, Hampshire Constabulary has now considered this request, which 
has been repeated below and have responded accordingly.  
 
Between  03  April  2017  and  12  November  Hampshire Constabulary does not hold 
2018,  how  many  suspects  were  released  this information in a retrievable format. 
under  investigation  following  arrest  in  The cost of determining if the 
Hampshire? 
information is held, locating and 
 
retrieving the information exceeds the 
Of 
these 
suspects, 
how 
many  ‘appropriate level’ as stated in the 
subsequently had a warrant issued for their  Freedom of Information (Fees and 
arrest  (after  having  been  released  under  Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004. It 
investigation in Hampshire? 
is estimated that it would cost more 
 
than £450 to comply with your request. 
 
 
Data relating to persons released under 
investigation and subsequently issued a 
warrant for their arrest, is not held in an 
easily retrievable format. In order to 
supply the requested information every 
custody record held for the date period 
requested will have to be individually 
reviewed to extract data relating to the 
disposal of released under 
investigation, hundreds of records 
would require review, therefore 
exceeding the cost limit under FOI. 
 
You may wish to refine your request by 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
narrowing down the search parameters 
– for example, choosing a more refined 
date period such as one day for a 
named custody centre,  thereby 
significantly reducing the number of 
records that would need to be manually 
searched to retrieve the information you 
are seeking.  
 
In accordance with the Freedom of 
Information Act 2000, if one element of 
a request exceeds the statutory cost 
limit, the whole request may be refused 
on grounds of cost.  As such, this letter 
acts as a Refusal Notice in respect of 
your whole request.  
 
 
COMPLAINT RIGHTS 
If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision made by 
Hampshire Constabulary, you can lodge a complaint with the force to have the 
decision reviewed within 2 months of the date of this response. Complaints should be 
made in writing to the Public Access office at the address at the top of this letter.  
 
If, after lodging a complaint with Hampshire Constabulary, you are still unhappy with 
the outcome, you may make an application to the Information Commissioner at the 
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire 
SK9 5AF, via telephone on 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745 or at the website 
www.ico.org.uk 
 
Yours sincerely 
 
 
 
Rose Gaunt  
Public Access 
Joint Information Management Unit