Number of anti-Semitic attacks in the London Borough of Newham

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I am a Councillor in the London Borough of Newham for the Plaistow North ward. I would like to know the number of recorded anti-Semitic incidents in Newham, the profile (age, gender, race) of perpetrators and victims and have any anti-Semitic incidents been recorded in the Plaistow area of Newham.

Yours faithfully,

Councillor James Beckles
Plaistow North
London Borough of Newham

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Councillor Beckles

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2017070001088

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 31/07/2017.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

"I am a Councillor in the London Borough of Newham for the Plaistow North
ward. I would like to know the number of recorded anti-Semitic incidents
in Newham, the profile (age, gender, race) of perpetrators and victims and
have any anti-Semitic incidents been recorded in the Plaistow area of
Newham."

This is to inform you that the MPS are unable to proceed with your request
as we require further information from you.  

* We require a timescale from you.
* Please clarify if you would like the information to refer to calendar
years OR financial years OR if you would like to specify other start
and end times.
* Please also clarify if you would like the figures to be broken down by
month or to be presented in whole years.

After receiving your reply, your request will then be considered and you
will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days.

However, if the requested additional information has not been received by
Wednesday 30th August 2017, I will assume you no longer wish to proceed
with this request and will treat it as withdrawn.

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contact us at [email address] quoting the reference number above.

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I've received your message today on the 31st August, which is outdid of your States deadline but I hope for public interest you are still able to assist. With regard to your questions above:

* We require a timescale from you - I would like the information by the 15th September
* Please clarify if you would like the information to refer to calendar
years OR financial years OR if you would like to specify other start and end times - I would like the information to refer to the calendar years January 2014 - July 2017
* Please also clarify if you would like the figures to be broken down by month or to be presented in whole years. - I would like the number of incidents broken down by month over the three year period States above.

Yours faithfully,

James Beckles

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Beckles

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2017070001088

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 31/07/2017.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

* I am a Councillor in the London Borough of Newham for the Plaistow
North ward. I would like to know the number of recorded anti-Semitic
incidents in Newham, the profile (age, gender, race) of perpetrators
and victims and have any anti-Semitic incidents been recorded in the
Plaistow area of Newham.

* REDEF received:  on 31 August 2017

* * We require a timescale from you - I would like the information by
the 15th September *
* Please clarify if you would like the information to refer to calendar
years OR financial years OR if you would like to specify other start
and end times - I would like the information to refer to the calendar
years January 2014 - July 2017 *
* Please also clarify if you would like the figures to be broken down by
month or to be presented in whole years. - I would like the number of
incidents broken down by month over the three year period States
above.

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act.  

If you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please contact
us at [email address] or on the phone at 0207 161 3500, quoting the
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contact details.

Yours sincerely

Peter Deja
Support Officer - Freedom of Information Triage Team
 
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Dear Mr Beckles

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2017070001088

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 31/07/2017.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

* I am a Councillor in the London Borough of Newham for the Plaistow
North ward. I would like to know the number of recorded anti-Semitic
incidents in Newham, the profile (age, gender, race) of perpetrators
and victims and have any anti-Semitic incidents been recorded in the
Plaistow area of Newham.

* REDEF received: * We require a timescale from you - I would like the
information by the 15th September * Please clarify if you would like
the information to refer to calendar years OR financial years OR if
you would like to specify other start and end times - I would like the
information to refer to the calendar years January 2014 - July 2017 *
Please also clarify if you would like the figures to be broken down by
month or to be presented in whole years. - I would like the number of
incidents broken down by month over the three year period States
above.

This is to inform you that the MPS are unable to proceed with your request
as we require further information from you.  

What do you mean by Plaistow area ?
Have you a postcode or specific area in mind?

What do you mean by perpetrators ?
Is that Suspects,Accused, People Proceeded Against?

What do you mean by "Incidents" ?
Do you want all allegations or those confirmed Offences that are
notifiable to the Home Office?

After receiving your reply, your request will then be considered and you
will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days.

However, if the requested additional information has not been received by
the 2nd October I will assume you no longer wish to proceed with this
request and will treat it as withdrawn.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me via email at [email address], quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely,

Maureen McGuire
Information Manager
Information Rights Unit
 
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[email address]

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The Information Commissioner

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the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
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phone:

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Phone: 0303 123 1113

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

With regard to the questions above:
What do you mean by Plaistow area ? Have you a postcode or specific area in mind? - By Plaistow I mean the E13 postcode area

What do you mean by perpetrators ? Is that Suspects,Accused, People Proceeded Against? - By perpertrators I do mean Suspects, Accused and People Proceeded Against if you have the relevant
Information.

What do you mean by "Incidents" ? Do you want all allegations or those confirmed Offences that are
notifiable to the Home Office? - I want all those confirmed offences that are modifiable to the Home Office.

Yours faithfully,

James Beckles

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Is there a problem processing this request? If not can you please provide me with information requested.

Yours faithfully,

James Beckles

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Beckles,

I can confirm that your request is still currently in progress. I have forwarded your email to the Information Manager currently dealing with your request Maureen McGuire, she should be in touch with a response to your query below.

Regards,

Kolsuma Sultana
Administrative Assistant | Freedom Of Information Triage Team | 
Strategy & Insight | Strategy & Governance | Met HQ | Metropolitan Police Service
Telephone: 0207 161 3500 (10am – 2pm) | Internal: 703510 | Email: [email address]
Address: Information Rights Unit, 3rd Floor, PO Box 57192, London, SW6 1SF

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Beckles

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2017070001088

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 31/07/2017.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

* I am a Councillor in the London Borough of Newham for the Plaistow
North ward. I would like to know the number of recorded anti-Semitic
incidents in Newham, the profile (age, gender, race) of perpetrators
and victims and have any anti-Semitic incidents been recorded in the
Plaistow area of Newham. REDEF received: * We require a timescale from
you - I would like the information by the 15th September * Please
clarify if you would like the information to refer to calendar years
OR financial years OR if you would like to specify other start and end
times - I would like the information to refer to the calendar years
January 2014 - July 2017 * Please also clarify if you would like the
figures to be broken down by month or to be presented in whole years.
- I would like the number of incidents broken down by month over the
three year period States above.

Your request is being considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  Unfortunately it has not been possible to
respond within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by
the Act.  Our analysts are under resourced at the moment so information
requested is taking longer than usual to come through.

I will endeavour to forward a reply to you as soon as possible.

May I apologise for the delay in responding to your request and any
inconvenience caused.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me via email at [email address], quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Maureen McGuire
Quality and Assurance Advisor
 
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Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
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FOI Complaint
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[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

The Information Commissioner

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the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
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accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
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Dear Mr Beckles

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2017070001088

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 31/07/2017.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

* I am a Councillor in the London Borough of Newham for the Plaistow
North ward. I would like to know the number of recorded anti-Semitic
incidents in Newham, the profile (age, gender, race) of perpetrators
and victims and have any anti-Semitic incidents been recorded in the
Plaistow area of Newham.

* REDEF received:

* We require a timescale from you
- I would like the information by the 15th September

* Please clarify if you would like the information to refer to calendar
years OR financial years OR if you would like to specify other start and
end times
 - I would like the information to refer to the calendar years January
2014 - July 2017

* Please also clarify if you would like the figures to be broken down by
month or to be presented in whole years.
- I would like the number of incidents broken down by month over the three
year period States above..

SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
within the MPS.  The searches located information relevant to your
request.

DECISION

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full.

Please find attached information pursuant to your request above.

May I apologise for the delay in responding to your request and any
inconvenience caused.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me via email at [email address], quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Maureen McGuire
Information Manager
Information Rights Unit

LEGAL ANNEX
Section 17(1) of the Act provides:
(1)        A public authority which, in relation to any request for
information, is to any extent relying on a claim that any provision in
part II relating to the duty to confirm or deny is relevant to the request
or on a claim that information is exempt information must, within the time
for complying with section 1(1), give the applicant a notice which-
(a) states the fact,
(b) specifies the exemption in question, and
(c) states (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption
applies.

In complying with their statutory duty under sections 1 and 11 of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed information, the
Metropolitan Police Service will not breach the Copyright, Designs and
Patents Act 1988. However, the rights of the copyright owner of the
enclosed information will continue to be protected by law.  Applications
for the copyright owner's written permission to reproduce any part of the
attached information should be addressed to MPS Directorate of Legal
Services, 10 Lambs Conduit Street, London, WC1N 3NR.
 
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decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
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Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
Information Rights Unit
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
phone:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 0303 123 1113

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