Dear West Midlands Police,

Can you please provide the number of known "Grooming Gangs" that have been either convicted, await trail or are under surveillance in Wolverhampton in the last 5 years

Yours faithfully,

Dave Smith

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Dear Mr Smith

 

FOI Request Reference: 021866/18

 

Thank you for your requests for information, received 26/11/2018

 

REQUEST

 

Request 1: Can you please provide the number of  known "Grooming Gangs"
that have been either convicted, await trail or are under surveillance in
Wolverhampton.

 

Request 2: Can you please provide the number of  known "Grooming Gangs"
that have been either convicted, await trail or are under surveillance in
Wolverhampton in the last 5 years

 

RESPONSE

 

West Midlands Police will neither confirm nor deny that we hold any of the
requested information as the following exemptions apply.

 

Section 23(5) Information supplied by, or concerning, certain Security
Bodies

Section 30(3) Investigations and proceedings conducted by the public
authority

Section 31(3) Law enforcement

Section 40(5) Personal information

 

These exemptions and explanatory notes are shown here:

 

[1]https://www.app.college.police.uk/app-co...

 

Section 23 is a class based absolute exemption and there is no requirement
to consider the public interest in this case.

 

Confirming or denying the existence of whether any other information is
held would contravene the constrictions laid out within Section 23 of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 in that this stipulates a generic bar on
disclosure of any information applied by, or concerning, certain Security
Bodies.

 

When citing Section 40(5B), there is a requirement to consider whether
disclosure would be fair.  In this case release would not be fair and
therefore Section 40(5B) is classed as absolute and there is no
requirement to consider the public interest.

 

In line with the above, I am required to complete a Prejudice Test/Public
Interest Test (PIT) on disclosure. Please find this PIT attached.

 

No inference can be taken from this refusal that the information you have
requested does or does not exist.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Justine Barrett

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Freedom of Information Unit  

West Midlands Police

 

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