999 CALLS ON THE PARANORMAL (add to previous request)

Matt Blake made this Freedom of Information request to North Wales Police

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Dear North Wales Police,

I made an FOI request relating to the paranormal last week (17TH JULY) to which you kindly responded very promptly (ref: 2015/475). However, if it is not too much trouble, I would like to elaborate on that request in the hope of yielding a little more information. I know the original request is now closed so your FOI office has advised me to issue this as a new one.

I would like to request all information relating to 999 emergency calls made to your force over the past 24 months (June 2013 to June 2015, or as near to those dates as possible) that concern any kind of paranormal or supernatural activity. To be clear, I am chief writer at FHM and this is for an article I am putting together about the paranormal.

The response I received only related to ghosts. Having spoken to a member of your team, I was advised to make a new request with a specific list of keywords to search for.

As follows:

Poltergeist [s]
Zombie [s]
Vampire [s]
Witch [es]
Werewolf [ves]
UFO [s]
Unidentified Flying Object [s]
Alien [s]

I should prefer to receive these in electronic format at this email address, however, I am happy to receive them by post if that is more convenient (address below).

It also would be helpful if you could provide any brief notes which might be necessary to understand the context of the information provided, although I recognise that you are not obliged to do this. If for any reason you feel this request is unclear, please do not hesitate to contact me on [mobile number removed] or at this email address.

If the information requested contains sections of confidential information, please blank out or remove those sections, and mark clearly that they have been removed.

Thank you very much for your patience and help.

Yours faithfully,

Matt Blake

Freedom of Information Team,

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Dear Mr Blake,

Enquiry Ref: 2015/495

I acknowledge receipt of your email received on 23/07/2015 requesting the
following information; 

 

I made an FOI request relating to the paranormal last week (17TH JULY) to
which you kindly responded very promptly (ref: 2015/475). However, if it
is not too much trouble, I would like to elaborate on that request in the
hope of yielding a little more information. I know the original request is
now closed so your FOI office has advised me to issue this as a new one.

 

I would like to request all information relating to 999 emergency calls
made to your force over the past 24 months (June 2013 to June 2015, or as
near to those dates as possible) that concern any kind of paranormal or
supernatural activity. To be clear, I am chief writer at FHM and this is
for an article I am putting together about the paranormal.

 

The response I received only related to ghosts. Having spoken to a member
of your team, I was advised to make a new request with a specific list of
keywords to search for.

 

As follows:

 

Poltergeist [s]

Zombie [s]

Vampire [s]

Witch [es]

Werewolf [ves]

UFO [s]

Unidentified Flying Object [s]

Alien [s]

 

I should prefer to receive these in electronic format at this email
address, however, I am happy to receive them by post if that is more
convenient (address below).

 

It also would be helpful if you could provide any brief notes which might
be necessary to understand the context of the information provided,
although I recognise that you are not obliged to do this.

 

As set out by the Freedom of Information Act, it will be our aim to
respond to your request by 20/08/2015. In some cases, however, we may be
unable to achieve this deadline. If this occurs, we will advise you of the
likely timescale within which the response will be provided.

If you have any questions regarding your request, please contact me.

Yours sincerely,

 

P.P. Ceri Hollingworth

Ymchwilydd Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Researcher

Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth a’r Cynllun Cyhoeddi/ Freedom of Information and
Publication Scheme Unit                         

Prif Swyddog Gwybodaeth/ Chief Information Officer

Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol/Corporate Services

Ffôn /Phone: 01492 805430 

Est/ Ext: 05430

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Dear Mr Blake,

 

In response to your recent request for information, please find attached
our reply.

 

I have also attached a copy of our review procedure should you not be
happy with our response.

 

Regards,

 

P.P. Ceri Hollingworth

Ymchwilydd Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Researcher

Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth a’r Cynllun Cyhoeddi/ Freedom of Information and
Publication Scheme Unit                         

Prif Swyddog Gwybodaeth/ Chief Information Officer

Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol/Corporate Services

Ffôn /Phone: 01492 805430 

Est/ Ext: 05430

E-bost/ E-mail [1][email address]

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Gogledd Cymru drwy Gynllun Cyhoeddi a Log Datgeliadau Heddlu Gogledd
Cymru?  Mae’r ddau ar gael drwy’r dolenni cyswllt isod:

 

Did you know you can access information about North Wales Police via the
North Wales Police Publication Scheme and the North Wales Police
Disclosure Log?  Both are available via the below links:

 

[3]http://www.north-wales.police.uk/about_u...

 

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