Removal of Sealed Envelopes which contained sensitive from Labour Councillors of Hertsmere BC

tomcullen made this Freedom of Information request to Hertfordshire Constabulary

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The request was partially successful.

Dear Hertfordshire Constabulary,
Last year I reported to Hertfordshire Police that I handed sealed envelopes containing very sensitive information as regards audit deficiencies to Labour Councillors Vince and Butler
They both informed me that following the meeting the sealed envelopes were removed from their possession without permission by an employee of the Council a Mr Patterson
Hertfordshire police allegedly carried out an investigation into this what I believe to be theft of the sealed envelopes from the councillors and informed me that no crime had been committed
The investigating officers were DS Badett and DC Shipman
Badett spoke to me on the 17/3/2017 and did not seem to have a grasp of the situation but she did say that she was told what to say
In light of the above may I please have all the information that you hold on this case

Yours faithfully,

Tom Cullen

Dear Hertfordshire Constabulary,
Please let me have the information that I requested as AI Macbeth has informed me that should I require information like asking if you have got information on my discussion with DS Badett of Borehamwood Police where she informed me that 2 labour councillors admitted to lying on the wwweb
Have you got this information?

Yours faithfully,


R Freedom of Information Act team, Hertfordshire Constabulary

Dear Mr Cullen

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For this reason personal data which relates to yourself is exempt under Section 40 (personal information), as is the data of third parties. We cannot confirm or deny through the Freedom of Information Act whether we hold information on individuals that you name as this would be a breach of their data protection rights.

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Rachel Beaty
Information Rights Supervisor (Beds, Cambs & Herts)
Bedfordshire Police Headquarters,
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Bedfordshire, MK43 9AX

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Dear Freedom of Information Act team,
Thank You For the reply
May I please have a review of your decision
Under Freedom of Information legislation what I am requesting from you is all the information you hold on this incident that an ordinary member of the public would be entitled to have
As far as my data is concerned I accept that I can make an access to data request

Yours sincerely,

tomcullen on behalf of FOI Team, Hertfordshire Constabulary

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Dear Tom Cullen,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 15th

Yours sincerely,
James Hodson