CCTV or any other camera equipment focussed on grassed frontage of Police station

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fFaudwAtch UK (Account suspended)

Dear Humberside Police,

Please disclose which if any areas are captured by CCTV or any other camera equipment with respect to the public grounds in front of Humberside Police station Victoria Street.

If there is camera coverage of any area please disclose whether any footage is held for 27 August 2015 (any time of the day).

Yours faithfully,

fFaudwAtch UK

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For context see:

https://www.scribd.com/doc/283315320/Pub... (particularly para 17)

"IN THE GRIMSBY MAGISTRATES’ COURT
CRIMINAL JURISDICTION Ref: 16AY/2837/15

DEFENDANT’S STATEMENT
.........
BACKGROUND

2. On the afternoon of 27.8.15 on public grounds in front of Humberside Police station Victoria Street Grimsby I was looking at one of a number of trees in the vicinity (the reason for being in close proximity to it). The bark configuration appeared to be that of either a large-leaved Lime (Tilia platyphyllos) or what might have been a small-leaved Lime (Tilia cordata). I may of course have been wrong on both counts but is an academic point as it is unlikely any criminal charges could be brought in respect of a person innocently observing the features of a tree on land which is not private.

3. At this time I noticed from a distance which I can only roughly estimate to have been between 20 and 40 meters, a male who appeared to be pointing me out to the person who was on duty in the Police Station’s front office. I proceeded to walk towards the office intending to find out what seemed to be concerning them both. On enquiring what their interest was they both stated that I was urinating against the tree, to which I replied I was not and they had been mistaken. The person on duty in front office then in a raised voice insisted he had seen me do so. I then reiterated in a voice equally raised that they were mistaken and had only made that assumption based upon the close proximity I was to the tree. They had as they say, put two and two together and got five.

4. The matter continued being disputed at which time.......
........
17. Whilst attending Humberside police station it was conveyed to me that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) had considered that because it was a first offence that they would not take on the case of prosecuting for indecent exposure. I suspect that the reason was not because it was a first offence but for some other reason which would more likely be either one or a number of the following:

i) CCTV footage had been found that proved I had neither indecently exposed myself nor urinated in a public place.

ii) There was no CCTV footage to prove either way

iii) The witness (or witnesses) considered the seriousness of perjury and were not prepared to take the risk of lying while under oath

18. Though the CPS had apparently decided....."

Boynton, Sian 8066, Humberside Police

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Your Ref:
Our Ref:F-2015-01722
 
27 January, 2016
 
Dear  fFaudwAtch UK,
 
Thank you for your request for information dated 31 December, 2015
regarding areas captured by CCTV or any other camera equipment with
respect to the public grounds in front of Humberside Police Station
Victoria Street.
 
This is to inform you that all information relating to your request has
been considered and a relevant response has been attached.
 
Should any further information be requested regarding this topic, a
separate request will need to be submitted.
 
If I can be of any further assistance on this matter please do not
hesitate to contact me. 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
Sian Boynton
Information Compliance Assistant
Humberside Police
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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fFaudwAtch UK (Account suspended)

Dear Boynton, Sian 8066,

Thank you for your response (quoted below):

"Building work was being carried out at Victoria Street Police Station in August 2015 and the front desk located in a portacabin. There was one cctv camera situated in the portacabin public area and 6 cameras covering the front of the station. The camera footage is on a loop system and kept for 90 days. Therefore, CCTV footage for 27th August 2015 will no longer be held."

Can you please confirm whether it is merely "assumed" that no CCTV footage for 27th August 2015 will be held, on account of the 90 day "loop system"?

If 7 cameras covered the area, it would seem beyond reasonable doubt that footage, material in a criminal case, would be available for proving the innocence of someone convicted of an offence alleged to have been committed there on that date.

I would therefore like to know whether any footage has been retained, for example under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.

Yours sincerely,

fFaudwAtch UK

Boynton, Sian 8066, Humberside Police

Good Morning

I have been advised that on occasions video footage is asked to be retained, however no requests were received on 27th August 2015, therefore it has been overwritten.

Kind regards

Sian Boynton
Information Compliance Asst
Humberside Police
Clough Road
Hull
HU5 1SW

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