Section 127 arrests and prosecutions

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Dear Dorset Police,

Please can you provide the annual count for your Constabulary of arrests, charges, number of assailants released on bail or released without charge, and successful and non-successful prosecutions (those that went to Court but were dismissed) under Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 from its introduction in 2003 to date - specifically with reference to social media communications, i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.

If 2018 information is not yet fully available, please identify what is currently available and provide as much as possible if you could.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Morris
Politics Student

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Dear Dorset Police,

Upon receiving information from another Constabulary, I would like to amend this FOI in order to keep it within your time limits, and to enable it to be easier for you to work with.
If you use the Home Office Counting Rules, please use 8/72: ‘Sending letters etc with intent to cause anxiety.’ Again, I would like the number of arrests and charges per annum from 2003 to date. I understand that this may not have been a notifiable crime prior to 2015, but I would still like the number of arrests and numbers in custody prior to this time, categorised under this 8/72 counting rule; as well as the crime count for 2015 to date (as well as arrest and charge count – just to clarify).
Please ignore the part of the FOI requesting information on prosecution. I will attempt to request this separately from HMCTS.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Morris

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Dear Dorset Police,

Please can you provide an update to this request, as the legislated time for completion has now passed.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Morris

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E-mail should not be regarded as a secure means of communication, we take
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Dear Mr Morris,

Please find attached the response to your above numbered Freedom of
Information Request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Steve Hawkins
Alliance Freedom of Information Officer

Devon & Cornwall Police Headquarters, Middlemoor

 

Tel 01392 226770
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E-mail should not be regarded as a secure means of communication, we take
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