Antisocial behaviour crime relating specifically to Borough Road footbridge in North Shields
Dear Northumbria Police,
Please can you provide me with the details of any anti-social behaviour crimes that have been committed on the Borough Road footbridge in North Shields in the past 5 years.
The information on the online crime map for North Shields does not provide case details and so it is not possible using this service to determine if the crime took place on the bridge.
If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.
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We are taking it by 'last 5 years' that refers to the last 5 calendar years and therefore that is what our searches will be based on.
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Please can you provide me with the details of any anti-social behaviour
crimes that have been committed on the Borough Road footbridge in North
Shields in the past 5 years.
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 Development Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that
the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.
The data has been taken from the central database using the incident table
for all ASB incidents in the sector and beat where the footbridge is
located. The data was further refined by looking for all incidents where
the word 'bridge’ was included in the first three lines of the incidents
description. To note - we are only able to search the first three lines
of the incident description. It is possible that the word bridge may
feature later in the incident description but if so, that incident will
not be captured in this dataset.
With the above noted I am able to disclose the located information to you
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