Arrests under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

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Dear Suffolk Constabulary,

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

Freedom Of Information (Suffolk), Suffolk Constabulary

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The Freedom of Information Team
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Dear Suffolk Constabulary,

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

Yours faithfully,

Mark Wilding

Freedom Of Information (Suffolk), Suffolk Constabulary

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Kind Regards,

The Freedom of Information Team
Information Management Department
Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies
Police Headquarters
Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, Suffolk
IP5 3QS
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Freedom Of Information (Suffolk), Suffolk Constabulary

Good Afternoon Mr Wilding,

Many Thanks for your email. I can confirm that your request was responded by Norfolk Constabulary on behalf of Suffolk constabulary on 3rd May. If you refer to their response you will note it includes both Norfolk and Suffolk data as the information was from a collaborated department.

Many Thanks,

Elaine Felton
Senior FOI Assistant

Information Management Department
Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies
Police Headquarters
Portal Avenue, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich
Suffolk, IP5 3QS
01473 613888 Ext 2051
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Dear Ms. Felton,

Thank you, I have now found this response. Apologies for the confusion.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Wilding