Information regarding the disappearances of five boys between 1969 and 1970

Police Service of Northern Ireland did not have the information requested.

Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

I am seeking to know if the investigation into the disappearances of the following boys is still open and thus are unsolved-

The disappearance of Jonathan Aven, 14 years old from 21 Syndenham Drive and David Leckey 12 years old from Memel Street both in East Belfast disappeared on the 25th of September 1969

I am also seeking the details surrounding the disappearances of the following three boys and also if these cases are still open and thus also unsolved

The disappearance of J.Lesithen in East Belfast in 1969
The disappearance of Ronald Kirk, 16 years old from Barn Road, Carrickfergus, County Antrim on the 8th of January 1970
The disappearance of John David Glennon, 16 years old from Divismore Crescent, Andersonstown Road, West Belfast on the 8th of January 1970

Yours faithfully,

Robert Giles

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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28th March 2017

Dear Mr. Giles,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated 28th March
2017 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
on 28th March 2017.  I note you seek access to the following information:

Information regarding the disappearances of five boys between 1969 and
1970

This request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. A response should be sent to you within 20 working
days, no later than 27th April 2017. The Freedom of Information team will
advise you in writing if there are any delays in responding to your
request and will keep you advised of progress.

In the event where the cost of complying with the request would exceed the
“appropriate level”, which is fixed at £450, as stated in the Freedom of
Information Regulations 2004, it is the policy of the PSNI to close the
request. You will however be notified of this decision and given an
opportunity to refine and resubmit the request.

If your request requires either full or partial transference to another
public authority in order to answer your query, again, you will be
notified.

If you have any queries regarding your request please write or contact the
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possible, or in any case within two months of the date of issue of this
letter. In the event that you require a review to be undertaken, you can
do so by writing to the Head of Freedom of Information, PSNI Headquarters,
65 Knock Road, Belfast, BT5 6LE or by emailing [email address]. 

If following an internal review, carried out by an independent decision
maker, you were to remain dissatisfied in any way with the handling of the
request you may make a complaint, under Section 50 of the Freedom of
Information Act, to the Information Commissioner’s Office and ask that
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Freedom of Information Act.  You can write to the Information Commissioner
at Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. In most circumstances the Information
Commissioner will not investigate a complaint unless an internal review
procedure has been carried out, however the Commissioner has the option to
investigate the matter at his discretion.

Yours sincerely,

William

FOI Decision Maker
FOI Unit
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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Subject:  FOI-2017-00875
27th April 2017

Dear Mr. Giles,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated 28th March
2017 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland on  28th
March 2017 concerning:

Information Ref The Disappearances of Named Persons Between 1969 and 1970

Please find attached response to your request.

 

Yours sincerely

Jane

FOI Decision Maker
FOI Unit
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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