Re:Information regards a sex crime.

diane taylor made this Freedom of Information request to Police Service of Northern Ireland

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

In May 2000 I was a victim of a sex crime whilst walking down the road in broad day light with my 7 year old daughter. I had an independent witness to this attack whom I had never met in my life before.

There was a tv appeal to try and catch this sex pervert.

In May/June 2006 I was out shopping in abbey centre when I identified the male whom I believed sexually assaulted me in May 2000. This male was subsequently arrested for this attack.

I would like to know why this male was not taken to court for this attack and I would also like to know why my independent witness was not asked to identify this male at the time of his arrest in 2006?

I am very unhappy with the way I a victim of sex crime have been treated by Seapark Psni Crime Department who were responsible for the handling of this case.

I am so traumatised still to this day I am having counselling sessions for this attack and other sex incidents the PSNI are well aware of!

Yours faithfully,

diane taylor

Police Service of Northern Ireland

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December 30, 2013

Dear Ms. Taylor,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated December 24, 2013 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) on December 24, 2013. I note you seek access to the following information:

Why was person not taken to court in regards to a sex crime

This request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. A response should be sent to you within 20 working days. The Freedom of Information team will advise you in writing if there are any delays in responding to your request and will keep you advised of progress.

In the event where the cost of complying with the request would exceed the "appropriate level", which is fixed at £450, as stated in the Freedom of Information Regulations 2004, it is the policy of the PSNI to close the request. You will however be notified of this decision and given an opportunity to refine and resubmit the request.

If your request requires either full or partial transference to another public authority in order to answer your query, again, you will be notified.
If you have any queries regarding your request please write or contact the Freedom of Information Team on 028 9070 0164. Please remember to quote the reference number listed above in any future communications with the Freedom of Information Team.

If you are dissatisfied in any way with the handling of your request, you have the right to request a review.You should do this as soon as possible, or in any case within two months of the date of issue of this letter.In the event that you require a review to be undertaken, you can do so by writing to the Head of Freedom of Information, PSNI Headquarters, 65 Knock Road, Belfast, BT5 6LE or by emailing [email address].

If following an internal review, carried out by an independent decision maker, you were to remain dissatisfied in any way with the handling of the request you may make a complaint,under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act, to the Information Commissioner's Office and ask that they investigate whether the PSNI has complied with the terms of the Freedom of Information Act. You can write to the Information Commissioner at Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. In most circumstances the Information Commissioner will not investigate a complaint unless an internal review procedure has been carried out, however the Commissioner has the option to investigate the matter at his discretion.

Yours sincerely,

David

FOI decision maker
FOI Unit
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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Police Service of Northern Ireland

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January 6, 2014

Dear Ms. Taylor,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated December 24, 2013 which was received by the The Police Service of Northern Ireland on December 24, 2013. I note you seek access to the following information:

Why was person not taken to court in regards to a sex crime

To enable the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to meet your request could you please provide further clarification on the following .

Your Date of Birth
Your Address at the time of the offence
Any case reference number
Details you may have on the suspect

You should be aware that the 20 day legislative time limit dictated by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 has been stopped until we receive clarification of your request.

Please send clarification of your request by writing to Freedom of Information Team, PSNI Headquarters, 65 Knock Road Belfast BT5 6LE or by email to [email address]. Alternatively, if you wish to discuss your request or have any additional queries you can contact the FOI Unit on 028 9070 0164.

If we do not receive your clarification by January 31, 2014, the PSNI will close your request.

Yours sincerely,

David

FOI decision maker
FOI Unit
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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Police Service of Northern Ireland

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February 3, 2014

Dear Ms. Taylor,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated December 24, 2013 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland on December 24, 2013 concerning:

Why was person not taken to court in regards to a sex crime

This is to inform you that we have not received a response to our request for further information dated January 6, 2014. Consequently your request has been closed.

If you have any queries regarding your request please write or contact the Freedom of Information Team on 028 9070 0164. Please remember to quote the reference number listed above in any future communications with the Freedom of Information Team.

If you are dissatisfied in any way with the handling of your request, you have the right to request a review.You should do this as soon as possible, or in any case within two months of the date of issue of this letter.In the event that you require a review to be undertaken, you can do so by writing to the Head of Freedom of Information, PSNI Headquarters, 65 Knock Road, Belfast, BT5 6LE or by emailing [email address].

If following an internal review, carried out by an independent decision maker, you were to remain dissatisfied in any way with the handling of the request you may make a complaint,under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act, to the Information Commissioner's Office and ask that they investigate whether the PSNI has complied with the terms of the Freedom of Information Act. You can write to the Information Commissioner at Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. In most circumstances the Information Commissioner will not investigate a complaint unless an internal review procedure has been carried out, however the Commissioner has the option to investigate the matter at his discretion.

Yours sincerely,

Head of Data Protection and Freedom of Information

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