Disputed Property Ownership Claims (Vehicles)

Phil Swift made this Freedom of Information request to Kent Police

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Dear Kent Police,

I am seeking a copy of your vehicle seizure procedure, policy / information / advice / directions following the discovery of a vehicle in the possession of a party is the subject of a crime report relating to:

a. theft or
b. fraud

and how they are handled. For example:

1. Seizure or left with the innocent purchaser (subject to PACE)
2. referral to, engaging with, the Police Property Act
3. attending to improvements made
4. recording the fraud against the innocent purchaser in possession
5. difference in approach where the vehicle is taken by fraud form another (not 'stolen') and is with an innocent purchaser etc.
6. your obligations to the innocent purchaser

Yours faithfully,

Phil Swift

Freedom of Information Kent, Kent Police

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Dear Mr Swift,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST 21/01/0107

 

Thank you for your request received by Kent Police on 23^rd January 2021.
I note you seek access, in summary, to information relating to:

 

Vehicle Seizure Policy

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) provides that a public
authority respond to an FOI request within 20 working days. Although every
effort will be made to ensure a response is provided within statutory
deadlines, due to current circumstances delays may be unavoidable. We
apologise for any inconvenience and will endeavour to process your request
as quickly as is practicable. It is likely that a response may well be
delayed, particularly where crime data is sought.

 

Your interest in Kent Police is appreciated and pending a specific
response to your request, I enclose a sheet, which summarises your rights.
Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please write
or contact us via the following telephone number 01622 652610 quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Lakeisha Dowsey-Magog (she/her)

Freedom of Information Assistant

 

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Kent Police Public Disclosure Team

Coldharbour, London Road,

Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7SL

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Dear Mr Swift,

 

With reference to the Freedom of Information request that we received from
you on 23 January 2021 please find attached the response letter and
appendix.

 

Should you have any queries relating to this then please do not hesitate
to contact us.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Freedom of Information

Information Security and Governance

Kent Police

 

This email and any other accompanying document(s) contain information from
Kent Police and/or Essex Police, which is confidential or privileged. The
information is intended to be for the exclusive use of the individual(s)
or bodies to whom it is addressed. The content, including any subsequent
replies, could be disclosable if relating to a criminal investigation or
civil proceedings. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that
any disclosure, copying, distribution or other use of the contents of this
information is prohibited. If you have received this email in error,
please notify us immediately by contacting the sender or telephoning Kent
Police on 01622 690690 or Essex Police on 01245 491491, as appropriate.
For further information regarding Kent Police’s or Essex Police’s use of
personal data please go to https://www.kent.police.uk/hyg/privacy/ or
https://www.essex.police.uk/hyg/privacy/. Additionally for our Terms and
Conditions please go to https://www.kent.police.uk/hyg/terms-con...
or https://www.essex.police.uk/hyg/terms-co...