Royal Wedding, Edinburgh on 30 July 2011.

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Dear Lothian & Borders Police,

This is a request for information submitted in accordance with the
provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and
should be treated accordingly.

Please acknowledge receipt of this request.

When responding to this request for information please do so using
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have my postal address on record should it be required.

When providing information please be aware that your responses are
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in mind.

In relation to the royal wedding held on 30 July 2011 I would like to know the following information which is probably recorded by the force:

1) The name allocated to the operation;
2) The rank and surname of all bronze level commanders;
3) The rank and surname of all silver level commanders;
4) The rank and surname of all gold level commanders;
5) The number of persons detained and or arrested in direct relation to the the royal wedding operation;
6) Details relating to any injuries acquired by persons acting on behalf of the force as part of this operation;
7) Details of any damage to police equipment that occured in relation to this operation.

I will hold of making any finance related request at this stage as Im sure the financial aspects will be the subject of a report to the joint police board within the very near future.

If you require any clarfication please dont hestitate to get in touch.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.


Michael Traill

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Despite assurances from Rachel Watson, Head of the Force Information Unit that where its requested, all correspondence would be acknowledged.

A phone call to the FIU a few minutes ago revealed that this request has been allocated to a staff member but the Steph at the FIU would not reveal why.

Lothian and Borders Police

Dear Mr Traill,

Apologies for the delay. I acknowledge receipt of your request.

Kind regards,
Sarah Hughes-Jones
Force Information Unit
Lothian and Borders Police

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Lothian and Borders Police

Dear Mr Traill

Request for Information - Royal Wedding, Edinburgh on 30 July 2011.
Thank you for your email which has been dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

I shall answer each of your questions in turn:

1. The operation name was Opal

2. The Bronze Commanders were as follows:
PI Armstrong
PI Boyle
Supt Clark
PI Davis
PI Dickson
PI Dolan
CI Frame
Ms Grimes
PI Latto
CI McGrath
PI Moffat
CI Murray
CI Pearson
CI Rodgers
DCI Thomas
DCI Walker
CI White

3. The Silver Commander was Superintendent Ivor Marshall. Other silver commanders were Supt MacKinnon, Supt Lynch and Supt Carradice

4. The Gold Commander was Assistant Chief Constable Ian Livingstone

5. There were two detainees, who were released without charge. There were no arrests.
6. There were no injuries recorded
7. There was no damaged property recorded

If you have any questions about the above or I can help in any other way, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me again. However, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, you have the right to appeal if you are dissatisfied with the way in which we have dealt with your enquiry. This should be done within 40 working days of receiving this email. If you wish to appeal please contact Rachel Watson, Head of Force Information Unit, Lothian and Borders Police, Police Headquarters, Fettes Avenue, Edinburgh, EH4 1RB. Please note that subsequent to this internal review there is a right of appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS.

Kind regards

Gabriella Turnbull
Force Information Unit
Lothian and Borders Police

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