Police dog Ilko

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Edward Williams

Dear West Mercia Police,

Police dog Ilko was removed from service in October 24, 2011 three days before being sold to Cleveland police.

He was a dangerous dog which went on to attack a runner.

The criminal case is over.

I would like all data held on PD Ilko. This includes, but is not limited to, his police record and photos of people he attacked, emails etc. about him with Cleveland police. Please note that the personal information exemption does not apply because Ilko is a dead dog. Thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

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Hello Information compliance / Civil disclosure,

Please see the below email from Mr Williams.

Good Afternoon Mr Williams,

I have forwarded your request onto the department that deal with such requests and trust they will make contact with you in due course.

Kind regards
Contact us 7002.

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Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

Dear Mr Williams     




I write in connection with your request for West Mercia Police information
which was dated and received on 17^th May 2019.


Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act). 


Please note that due to an unprecedented number of requests being received
for subject access and FOI, for the foreseeable future requests are now
being triaged and addressed in the following order; Subject Access
requests and then FOI requests.  Every effort will be made to meet our
statutory timescales for responses, subject to the information not being
exempt or containing a reference to a third party. and we ask for your

We will aim to provide the information within 20 working days as required
by the Freedom of Information Act.


There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of the
information you request.  If this is the case you will be informed and the 20
working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment from you. If
you chose not to make payment then your request will remain unanswered.


Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.


Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number




Yours sincerely



Administrator – Information Compliance

Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police

01905 331 545







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Mr Williams
I have now forwarded your email to our Police Dog Section
If they are able to assist you they will make contact in due course.
Contact Us WMP


From: Civil Disclosure Unit
Sent: 21 May 2019 11:56
To: Information Compliance; Contact Us WMP
Subject: FW: L229 RE: Freedom of Information request - Police dog Ilko



Good afternoon,


This is not something we would be able to assist with.


Kind regards


Sophie Middleton

Disclosure Unit Administrator

Civil Disclosure

Warwickshire & West Mercia Police

Tel: Int. 2462

Email: [1][email address]






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Edward Williams

Dear West Mercia Police,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of West Mercia Police's handling of my FOI request 'Police dog Ilko'.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

Dear Mr Williams,




It doesn’t appear that you received an acknowledgement from us in relation
to your request for an internal review of your FOI request.  Please accept
this email as an acknowledgement.


Request for internal review


You have sought an internal review of the way your request has been


Decision of internal review


I apologise that you have not received a response to your request for
information within 20 working days as stipulated by the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (“The Act”).  We have been dealing with an
unprecedented number of requests which we have been working through as
quickly as possible.  The information you have requested has been sought
from the department concerned and a response will be sent to you within
the next 2 weeks.


Should you still have not received a response to your request at that
time, please contact the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference
number above.


If you remain unsatisfied, you have the right to apply to the Information
Commissioner.  I have outlined their contact details below.



Kind regards,




David COLE, Supervisor – Information Compliance Unit 60405

Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police

Tel 101 x2785

Email [1][West Mercia Police request email]

Post Information Compliance Unit, PO Box 55, West Mercia Police
Headquarters, Hindlip Hall, Worcester, WR3 8SP




West Mercia Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections 1
and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed
information 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 The Force Solicitor, West Mercia Police
Headquarters, PO Box 55, Hindlip, Worcester, WR3 8SP.




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Information Compliance Unit

West Mercia Police Headquarters

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