Dear Northumbria Police Authority,
Please could you furnish me with the cost\expenditure to date as regards the investigation
of 'attempted murder of a Mr Martin McGartland in Whitley Bay on 17th June 1999.It has come to my attention that the cost of the hunt and subsequent police operation in apprehending 'Raoul Moat' is to released to a councilor Steven Bridgett (Lib Dem) who was initially refused this information...
I hope and trust in your good selves that your decision to release this information to councilor Bridgett is not one of 'favoritism' or it is simply because Mr Bridgett is a councilor and this information will now be available to anyone who requests it....
The information i seek therefore is the following...
1\ What is the cost\expenditure to date in full as regards the police operation in apprehending Raoul Moat ?
2\ What is the cost\expenditure to date as regards the police operation into the 'attempted murder of a Mr Martin McGartland' ?
Many thanks for your time with regard to both these matters and lastly may i bring your attention to the statement below,
POLICE chiefs have agreed to reveal the cost of the manhunt for
killer Raoul Moat.
The move comes seven months after Moat went on the rampage and hid
in the village of Rothbury, in Northumberland.
Lib Dem county councillor Steven Bridgett, who represents Rothbury,
used the Freedom of Information Act to make an application to find
out the cost of the investigation but was initially refused.
Now Coun Bridgett says he received a phone call from the Deputy
Chief Constable Jim Campbell telling him he will have the figures
in a few days.
Once again many thanks for you attention to said matters,
Dear Mr Hayward,
Further to your email dated 9 February 2011. We do not hold the
information you require. We believe Northumbria Police hold this data.
Your request should therefore be transferred to them.
You can contact them by writing to:
Northumbria Police Headquarters
Newcastle Upon Tyne
We work to defend the right to FOI for everyone
Help us protect your right to hold public authorities to account. Donate and support our work.Donate Now