The role of the Met in the removal of Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I would like to request information as to the role of the Metropolitan Police in the removal of Julian Assange who was forcibly removed from the Ecuadorian embassy on Thursday 11th April 2019 ?

Yours faithfully,
Michael Bradley

Cyclops on behalf of Tim Hale, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Information Rights Unit
PO Box 57192
  London
SW6 1SF
  United Kingdom

  Our Ref: 01/FOI/19/002104

  Date: 25/04/2019

   

 

 

 

Dear Mr Bradley

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/002104

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 18/04/2019.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

I would like to request information as to the role of the Metropolitan
Police in the removal of Julian Assange who was forcibly removed from the
Ecuadorian embassy on Thursday 11th April 2019 ?

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
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Dear Mr Bradley,

 

Please see the MPS response regarding your FOI request.

 

Thank you for your interest in the MPS.

 

Kind regards

Maureen

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michael bradley

Dear Miss McGuire,

I thank you for your response however the information you have kindly refereed me to fails to provide any information as to the involvement of the Metropolitan Police in the physical removal of Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy on the 11th April 2019, who quite clearly were far more involve in his physical removal prior to his arrest at an unknown central London police station.

Yours faithfully,
MBradley

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Bradley,

I'm sorry you are unhappy with the response you received. If you would like the information that was provided within the response reviewed please let me know and I will inform the review team.

Kind regards
Maureen

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michael bradley

Dear Maureen,

I would rather you provided the requested information!

However if you wish, feel free to forward the request and subsequent corrospondence onto your review team.

Yours faithfully,
MBradley

Cyclops on behalf of Sheela Bhaskaran, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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  Our Ref: 01/FOI/19/002830

  Date: 17/06/2019

 

 

 

 

Dear  Mr Bradley

Freedom of Information Review Reference No: 01/FOI/19/002830

 

I write in connection with your request for a review of the handling
and/or decision relating to 01/FOI/19/002104 which was received by the
Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 17/06/2019.   

 

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Phone:  0303 123 1113

 

Yours sincerely 

 

Sheela Bhaskaran

 

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Cyclops on behalf of Yvette Taylor, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Mr Bradley

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/002830

 

Please see the attached in respect of your Freedom of Information request
referenced above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Yvette Taylor

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

 

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

 

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

 

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request.  

 

Complaint

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

 

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

 

FOI Complaint

Information Rights Unit

PO Box 57192

London

SW6 1SF

[email address]

 

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

 

The Information Commissioner

 

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
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Phone: 0303 123 1113

 

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