Arrests under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

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Dear West Mercia Police,

Please provide the number of arrests made under the Psychoactive Substances Act since May 2016, broken down by month and by the offence suspected of being committed. This information should be available by conducting a search of the NSPIS for CJS codes that begin with ‘PS160’.

Please also provide the number of these arrests where nitrous oxide was the substance in question. This information should be available by searching the above records for the following terms:

Laughing gas
Nitrous oxide
NOS
NO2
Canisters
Gas canisters
Balloons

Please provide the requested data in Excel format.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Wilding

Information Compliance West Mercia, West Mercia Police

 
 
Dear Mr Wilding
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs: West Mercia Police 9542 and
Warwickshire Police 00305
 
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Dear Information Compliance West Mercia,

Please note the 20 working day time limit for compliance with this request has now passed. Can you please provide an update?

Yours sincerely,

Mark Wilding

Information Compliance West Mercia, West Mercia Police

 
 
Dear Mr Wilding
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs:  West Mercia Police 9542 and
Warwickshire Police 00305
I write in connection with your requests for information which were
received on 9^th April 2018.  Please find below the responses to your
requests for West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police information:
1. Please provide the number of arrests made under the Psychoactive
Substances Act since May 2016, broken down by month and by the offence
suspected of being committed. This information should be available by
conducting a search of the NSPIS for CJS codes that begin with ‘PS160’.
2. Please also provide the number of these arrests where nitrous oxide was
the substance in question. This information should be available by
searching the above records for the following terms:
Laughing gas
Nitrous oxide
NOS
NO2
Canisters
Gas canisters
Balloons
 
West Mercia Police 9542 REPLY: One arrest in March 2017 for Possess a
psychoactive substance with intent to supply. Nitrous oxide was not the
substance.
 
Warwickshire Police 00305 REPLY: No specific recorded information held
 
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or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.
Yours sincerely
 
Mrs R Williams
Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police
PO Box 55
Hindlip
Worcester
WR3 8SP
01905 331545 / 331565
 
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best possible service to our communities and putting victims at the heart
of everything we do.

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