The number of vehicles sold following vehicle seized and Sharing Profit of Sale with vehicle Owner

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Dear Kent Police,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the number of vehicles sold following vehicle seized by the force in both 2020 and 2021, broken down by the reasons for the sale.

I would like to request if any profit from the sale, of vehicle, after recovery and disposal costs, is payable to the owner, is paid to any owner who and is their a timeframe that the vehicle owner can make such a claim for example within a year. such as the West Midlands Police (https://west-midlands.police.uk/services...). If you paid parts of the profit of sale to the vehicle owners please provide a data broken down by month by month for the period between May 2020 to May 2020.

If you require any further clarification or have any other questions, please let me know.

Yours faithfully,

M Sheikh

Freedom of Information Kent, Kent Police

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Dear M Sheikh,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST 21/06/0823

 

Thank you for your request received by Kent Police on 12^th June 2021. I
note you seek access, in summary, to information relating to:

 

Sales of seized vehicles

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) provides that a public
authority respond to an FOI request within 20 working days. Although every
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Senior Public Disclosure Officer

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Kent Police Public Disclosure Team

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Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7SL

 

 

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Dear M Sheikh,

 

Thank you for the Freedom of Information request that Kent Police received
from you on 12^th June 2021

 

In order to assist the Freedom of Information team in collecting the
relevant data to answer this request, some clarification is required.

 

 a. I would like to request if any profit from the sale, of vehicle, after
recovery and disposal costs, is payable to the owner, is paid to any
owner who and is their a timeframe that the vehicle owner can make
such a claim for example  within a year. such as the West Midlands
Police
 b. If you paid parts of the profit of sale to the vehicle owners please
provide a data broken down by month by month for the period between
May 2020 to May 2020.

 

For point a), can I confirm you are requesting;

 

Are profits from the sale of vehicles, after recovery and disposal costs,
payable to the owner?

 

If so, is there a timeframe for the owner to make a claim on these
profits?

 

For point b) can I confirm you are requesting;

 

If the profits were paid to owners, can you provide a month by month
breakdown of the amount of money paid to owners from the sale of recovered
vehicles between May 2020 to May 2021?

 

Please be advised that your request will be on hold until we hear from
you.

 

Should you have any queries relating to this then please do not hesitate
to contact us.

 

Yours sincerely,

Adam Staden

Freedom of Information Assistant

Information Security and Governance

Kent Police

 

 

 

 

 

This email and any other accompanying document(s) contain information from
Kent Police and/or Essex Police, which is confidential or privileged. The
information is intended to be for the exclusive use of the individual(s)
or bodies to whom it is addressed. The content, including any subsequent
replies, could be disclosable if relating to a criminal investigation or
civil proceedings. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that
any disclosure, copying, distribution or other use of the contents of this
information is prohibited. If you have received this email in error,
please notify us immediately by contacting the sender or telephoning Kent
Police on 01622 690690 or Essex Police on 01245 491491, as appropriate.
For further information regarding Kent Police’s or Essex Police’s use of
personal data please go to https://www.kent.police.uk/hyg/privacy/ or
https://www.essex.police.uk/hyg/privacy/. Additionally for our Terms and
Conditions please go to https://www.kent.police.uk/hyg/terms-con...
or https://www.essex.police.uk/hyg/terms-co...