Policeman resigns after allegation he was caught having sex with solicitor in interview room

Edward Williams made this Freedom of Information request to South Wales Police

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The request was refused by South Wales Police.

Dear South Wales Police,

BACKGROUND
http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2018-09-20...

REQUEST
1.What is the name of the officer who resigned?
2.Provide all data relating to you reporting the solicitor to the SRA or other body.
3. Provide a copy of the PSD/IOPC report.
4. Provide details of hearing date.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

South Wales Police

Diolch am gysylltu â'r Tîm Rhyddid Gwybodaeth (FOI) yn Heddlu De Cymru.
Mae'r neges hon i gadarnhau ein bod wedi derbyn eich gohebiaeth. Peidiwch
ag ymateb i'r e-bost hwn.

 

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Ydych chi angen siarad gyda'r heddlu ond nad oes angen ymateb brys arnoch?
Ffoniwch 101… Gellir defnyddio'r rhif i roi gwybod am achos nad yw'n un
brys i unrhyw heddlu yng Nghymru a Lloegr.

Mewn argyfwng, ffoniwch 999 bob amser.

 

Do you need to speak to police but don't require an emergency response?
Call 101… The number can be used to report a non-emergency to any force in
Wales and England.

In an emergency, always dial 999.

Mae Heddlu De Cymru yn croesawu derbyn gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg.
Byddwn yn ateb gohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd
gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi.

South Wales Police welcomes receiving correspondence in Welsh and English.
Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh and
corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

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South Wales Police

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Dear Mr Williams,

 

I write in connection with your request for information regarding
allegations made against a South Wales Police Officer.

 

The FOI Act obliges us to respond to requests promptly and in any case no
later than 20 working days after received your request. 

 

We must consider firstly whether we can comply with s1(1)(a) of the Act,
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such information. 

 

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In this case we have not yet reached a decision on where the balance of
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Kind regards,

 

    Vicky Griffiths
Swyddog Ymchwil ac Ansawdd Data| Research and Data Quality Officer
[2]cid:image001.jpg@01D3EB70.2E0684C0 Rheolwr Rheoli Data a Datgeliadau | Data Management and Disclosure Unit
Pencadlys Heddlu De Cymru | South Wales Police Headquarters
(: 01656 303444
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Ydych chi angen siarad gyda'r heddlu ond nad oes angen ymateb brys arnoch?
Ffoniwch 101 Gellir defnyddio'r rhif i roi gwybod am achos nad yw'n un
brys i unrhyw heddlu yng Nghymru a Lloegr.

Mewn argyfwng, ffoniwch 999 bob amser.

 

Do you need to speak to police but don't require an emergency response?
Call 101 The number can be used to report a non-emergency to any force in
Wales and England.

In an emergency, always dial 999.

Mae Heddlu De Cymru yn croesawu derbyn gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg.
Byddwn yn ateb gohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd
gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi.

South Wales Police welcomes receiving correspondence in Welsh and English.
Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh and
corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

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Dear South Wales Police,

Hello Vicky,

we both know that you are going to refuse to release and this decision will be upheld upon Internal Review.

I am going to take this to the ICO who will uphold your decision, about 6 months after that the appeal will go to the Tribunal and I will win.

All you are doing is delaying the inevitable. So please, issue the refusal without further delay. Police who don't want to have their names dragged through the mud should not have sex with lawyers in a police station. It's simple, really.

If you think section 31 applies then tell me which subsection you rely upon and why, is there a live prosecution under way? If there is, then I have not heard about it.

"Detective Inspector Ricky Price was found having sex with married female solicitor Rachel Pudner at Cocket police station in Swansea, South Wales
Pair were caught when loud sex noises were heard coming from an unlocked interview room
Father-of-two Price, who is engaged, has resigned from his £54,000-a-year job in charge of Swansea CID
Rachel Pudner, a partner in the Swansea law firm Hutchinson Thomas where she specialises in family law, refused to comment"

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article...

Is this the officer in question? If so, the info is in the public domain.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

South Wales Police

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Dear Mr Williams,

      

Your request for information has now been considered and our response is
attached.

                          

I trust that this information answers your request. Should you have any
queries and wish to contact us by e-mail, please do so using the mail box
[1][South Wales Police request email]. (Please do not reply directly to my own
e-mail address as this may result in a delay to your request).

                              

South Wales Police provides you the right to request a re-examination of
your case under its review procedure (copy attached). If you decide to
request such a review and having followed the Force’s full process you are
still dissatisfied, then you have the right to direct your comments to the
Information Commissioner who will give it consideration.

 

Kind Regards,

Freedom of Information Team

Data Management Unit & Disclosure Unit/Rheoli Data ac Uned Datgelu

South Wales Police HQ/Pencadlys yr Heddlu

Cowbridge Road/Heol y Bont-Faen

Bridgend/Penybont ar Ogwr

CF31 3SU

DD Telephone/Telliffon 01656 303444

E-mail/E-bost: [2][email address]

 

 

Ydych chi angen siarad gyda'r heddlu ond nad oes angen ymateb brys arnoch?
Ffoniwch 101 Gellir defnyddio'r rhif i roi gwybod am achos nad yw'n un
brys i unrhyw heddlu yng Nghymru a Lloegr.

Mewn argyfwng, ffoniwch 999 bob amser.

 

Do you need to speak to police but don't require an emergency response?
Call 101 The number can be used to report a non-emergency to any force in
Wales and England.

In an emergency, always dial 999.

Mae Heddlu De Cymru yn croesawu derbyn gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg.
Byddwn yn ateb gohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd
gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi.

South Wales Police welcomes receiving correspondence in Welsh and English.
Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh and
corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

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Dear South Wales Police,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of South Wales Police's handling of my FOI request 'Policeman resigns after allegation he was caught having sex with solicitor in interview room'.

What about the hearing date for Detective Inspector Ricky Price?

I looked on the barred list and no result for 'Price'. Is the hearing open to the public?

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

South Wales Police

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Dear Mr Williams,

      

Your request for information has now been considered and our response is
attached.

                          

I trust that this information answers your request. Should you have any
queries and wish to contact us by e-mail, please do so using the mail box
[1][South Wales Police request email]. (Please do not reply directly to my own
e-mail address as this may result in a delay to your request).

                              

South Wales Police provides you the right to request a re-examination of
your case under its review procedure (copy attached). If you decide to
request such a review and having followed the Force’s full process you are
still dissatisfied, then you have the right to direct your comments to the
Information Commissioner who will give it consideration.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Julia

Freedom of Information Team

Data Management Unit & Disclosure Unit/Rheoli Data ac Uned Datgelu

South Wales Police HQ/Pencadlys yr Heddlu

Cowbridge Road/Heol y Bont-Faen

Bridgend/Penybont ar Ogwr

CF31 3SU

DD Telephone/Telliffon 01656 303444

E-mail/E-bost: [2][email address]

 

 

Ydych chi angen siarad gyda'r heddlu ond nad oes angen ymateb brys arnoch?
Ffoniwch 101 Gellir defnyddio'r rhif i roi gwybod am achos nad yw'n un
brys i unrhyw heddlu yng Nghymru a Lloegr.

Mewn argyfwng, ffoniwch 999 bob amser.

 

Do you need to speak to police but don't require an emergency response?
Call 101 The number can be used to report a non-emergency to any force in
Wales and England.

In an emergency, always dial 999.

Mae Heddlu De Cymru yn croesawu derbyn gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg.
Byddwn yn ateb gohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd
gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi.

South Wales Police welcomes receiving correspondence in Welsh and English.
Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh and
corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

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Edward Williams

Dear South Wales Police,

why did it take 7 months for a reply?

Where is the internal report into this sordid affair?

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

South Wales Police

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Dear Mr Williams,

 

I apologise for the delay in sending out the internal review response, we
are experiencing an increased volume of work.

 

When conducting an internal review, these need to be looked at
independently.

 

If you are still dissatisfied with our response, you may wish to contact
the ICO. I have provided the link below for your ease.

 

[1]https://ico.org.uk/

 

I have also attached a copy of the complaints procedure for your
information.

 

Kind regards,

 

    Vicky Griffiths
Swyddog Ymchwil ac Ansawdd Data| Research and Data Quality Officer
[2]cid:image001.jpg@01D3EB70.2E0684C0 Rheolwr Rheoli Data a Datgeliadau | Data Management and Disclosure Unit
Pencadlys Heddlu De Cymru | South Wales Police Headquarters
(: 01656 303444
[3]cid:image002.jpg@01D3EB70.2E0684C0 [4]cid:image003.jpg@01D3EB70.2E0684C0 [5]cid:image004.jpg@01D3EB70.2E0684C0 [6]cid:image005.jpg@01D3EB70.2E0684C0

 

 

Ydych chi angen siarad gyda'r heddlu ond nad oes angen ymateb brys arnoch?
Ffoniwch 101 Gellir defnyddio'r rhif i roi gwybod am achos nad yw'n un
brys i unrhyw heddlu yng Nghymru a Lloegr.

Mewn argyfwng, ffoniwch 999 bob amser.

 

Do you need to speak to police but don't require an emergency response?
Call 101 The number can be used to report a non-emergency to any force in
Wales and England.

In an emergency, always dial 999.

Mae Heddlu De Cymru yn croesawu derbyn gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg.
Byddwn yn ateb gohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd
gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi.

South Wales Police welcomes receiving correspondence in Welsh and English.
Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh and
corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

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