Dear North Yorkshire Police,

As your force is aware, a third appeal to the Criminal Case Review Commission was recently made by those acting on behalf of Robin Garbutt, convicted in April 2011 of the murder of his wife, Diana, on the basis of further new evidence. It has received widespread press coverage, regionally and nationally.

My own journalistic investigations have a familiar starting point and, accordingly , the following disclosure is requested by way of the Freedom of Information Act:

1. Operational Codename of the murder investigation (believed to be Nardoo).

2. Gold Commander (believed to be ACC Timothy Madgwick).

3. Senior Investigating Officer (believed to be Supt Lewis Raw).

4. Date and time of first entry on policy log (sometimes called policy book or blue book).

5. Date and time of last entry on policy log (ditto).

6. Total cost of operation (Nardoo) up to and including 31st December, 2019.

7. Date review of initial investigation commenced (if any).

8. Operational codename and name of SIO (if any).

Yours faithfully,

Neil Wilby
Investigative journalist

Twitter: @Neil_Wilby
Web: neilwilby.com

Civil Disclosure, North Yorkshire Police

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Dear North Yorkshire Police (NYP),

This is a request for an Internal Review. The grounds for complaint are:

1. There is a prima facie, and routine, breach of sections 10 and 17 of the Act.

2. The breaches referred to above are deliberate and calculating, thus engaging section 77 of the Act.

3. The matters raised at 1. and 2. are part of a long running and wider campaign by the chief constable of NYP to vex, annoy and harass the applicant - a journalist routinely pursuing his vocation.

4. All rights of civil remedy, including an Application to the Director of Public Prosecutions to privately prosecute the chief constable under section 77 of the Act, and, quite separately, a misfeasance claim, are reserved.

Yours faithfully,

Neil Wilby
Investigative journalist

Web: neilwilby.com
Twitter: @Neil_Wilby

Civil Disclosure, North Yorkshire Police

Thank you for your email, please treat this as an acknowledgement of receipt.

We are currently experiencing a very high volume of requests for information. We will endeavour to provide a response to your request as soon as we can.

Your email will be dealt with accordingly.

PLEASE NOTE: If your query is to address an urgent safeguarding concern then please redirect your enquiry to the Vulnerability Assessment Team email: [email address]<mailto:[email address]>
The Vulnerability Assessment Team is available during office hours Monday to Friday.

Civil Disclosure Unit

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Civil Disclosure, North Yorkshire Police

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your below email.

Please accept this email as acknowledgement of your request for an internal review into FOI 1154.2019-20 . Your request will now be processed by the Civil Disclosure Unit.

Kind regards

Sarah

Sarah Dinsdale
Collar Number 4430
Administration Assistant
Civil Disclosure
Joint Corporate Legal Services
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Northallerton
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Dear Civil Disclosure,

Today is the last day upon which an internal review can be received in order to comply with ICO Guidance and The College of Policing's Authorised Professional Practice.

My journalistic enquiries, so far, have spawned this article, published earlier today.

http://neilwilby.com/2020/03/28/dont-do-...

As before stated, the failure to comply is regarded as a continuation of the course of conduct to vex, annoy and harass a journalist following his vocation and, more specifically, in this instance to inhibit the publication of matters of high public interest.

Accordingly, again as stated previously, all rights of redress by way of criminal and/or civil remedy are reserved.

Yours sincerely,

Neil Wilby
Investigative journalist

Twitter: @Neil_Wilby
Web: neilwilby.com

Bates, Robert, North Yorkshire Police

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Good afternoon,

Please see the attached correspondence.

Kind regards,

Robert Bates
Collar Number 5480
Legal Officer (Civil Disclosure)
North Yorkshire Police

Joint Corporate Legal Services, North Yorkshire Police HQ, Alverton Court, Crosby Road, Northallerton DL6 1BF
DX 68810 Northallerton 2

Civil Disclosure Direct Dial: 01609 643526

www.northyorkshire.police.uk

Committed to the Code of Ethics

Evolve Legal Services is a collaboration delivering professional services on behalf of the Chief Constable and elected Commissioners of Cleveland Police, Durham Constabulary and North Yorkshire Police.

THIS EMAIL AND ANY ATTACHMENT(S) MAY BE SUBJECT TO LEGAL PROFESSIONAL PRIVILEGE - PLEASE DO NOT DISCLOSE THE CONTENT TO ANYONE ELSE WITHOUT ASKING JOINT CORPORATE LEGAL SERVICES

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