Prosecution Costs for Wales in Bermuda Case

Rhys Evans made this Freedom of Information request to South Wales Police

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Dear South Wales Police,

I ask to have explained, to be provided all information about, the prosecution of a local resident for offences committed in Bermuda. I wish to understand:
The decision to prosecute in Wales, not Bermuda
The cost of the proceedings in terms of resources and costs
How much the Bermuda police contributed to the cost
Who is pursuing recovery of the funds taken
Whether we will have funds reinstated
I note the Bermuda police did not attend but that an officer quoted is also named in the Paradise Papers according to a report at www.bermudapolice.com

Yours faithfully,

Rhys Evans

South Wales Police

Thank you for contacting the Freedom of Information Team (FOI) at South
Wales Police.  This message is to confirm that we have received your
correspondence. Please do not reply to this email.

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

Dear Mr Evans,

 

I write in connection with your request for information regarding
Prosecution Costs for Wales in Bermuda Case.

 

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,
which is our duty to confirm whether or not the information requested is
held and secondly we must comply with s1(1)(b), which is the provision of
such information. 

 

However, the Act allows the time for response to be longer than 20 working
days, if this balance of the public interest test is undetermined.

 

In this case we have not yet reached a decision on where the balance of
the public interest lies and estimate that it will take additional time to
make this decision. Therefore, we plan to let you have a response by the
24^th April 2018. If it appears that it will take longer than this to
reach a conclusion, you will be kept informed.

 

The specific exemption that applies in relation to your request is S.30 -
Investigations. This is a qualified exemption that requires the authority
to conduct a public interest test to establish whether the public interest
is best served by disclosure on non-disclosure of the information.

 

The ‘public interest’ is not however, what the public may find
interesting, there must be some tangible benefit to the community in such
a disclosure. Ultimately, it must be something that serves the interests
of the public. It is a requirement to identify all the factors that serve
these interests and also those that do not, only then can a decision be
made.

 

Additional information may be located on the ICO’s guidance page at the
link below (Awareness guidance 11 – Time for Compliance):

[1]http://www.ico.gov.uk/tools_and_resource...

 

Kind regards,

 

Vicky Griffiths

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]

 

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gwirionedd? / Please consider the environment - do you really need to
print this email? 

 

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,

what reasons do you have now. i ask that you disclose these. seems the process is onesided

Yours faithfully,

Rhys Evans

South Wales Police

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Dear Mr Evans,

      

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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