Thefts at churches

Claire Evans made this Freedom of Information request to Greater Manchester Police

The request was refused by Greater Manchester Police.

Dear Greater Manchester Police,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible.

Could you please tell me the number of recorded thefts, security breaches and/ or incidents at churches in your police force area last 12 full months prior to the receipt of this email,specifically between December 2010-November 2011.
I would like a breakdown of incidents which have taken place and where they have happened (eg. The graveyard, St Meddans Church, Troon). Could you tell me what has been damaged or/ and stolen from the church.
I would like a detailed breakdown of the type of thefts, or
incidents which have taken place (either proven or alleged), where the attacks took place (in the church, on the surrounding grounds),and any conviction that has taken place (if this is in your ability to expand).
I would be interested in any information held by your organisation regarding my request. I understand that I do not have to specify particular files or documents and that it is the department's responsibility to provide the information I require. If you need further clarification, please contact me by e-mail.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request. I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as outlined by the statute.
Yours faithfully,

Claire Evans

Greater Manchester Police

Dear Claire

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I write in connection with your request for information dated 02.12.11,
which was received by Greater Manchester Police on 02.12.11  I note you
require access to the following information:

as per email below

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From: Claire Evans <[FOI #95453 email]>
To: FOI requests at Greater Manchester Police
<[Greater Manchester Police request email]>
Date: 02/12/2011 14:26
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Thefts at churches

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     Dear Greater Manchester Police,
   
    I am writing to request information under the Freedom of
    Information Act 2000. In order to assist you with this request, I
    am outlining my query as specifically as possible.
   
    Could you please tell me the number of recorded thefts, security
    breaches and/ or incidents at churches in your police force area
    last 12 full months prior to the receipt of this email,specifically
    between December 2010-November 2011.
    I would like a breakdown of incidents which have taken place and
    where they have happened (eg. The graveyard, St Meddans Church,
    Troon). Could you tell me what has been damaged or/ and stolen from
    the church.
    I would like a detailed breakdown of the type of thefts, or
    incidents which have taken place (either proven or alleged), where
    the attacks took place (in the church, on the surrounding
    grounds),and any conviction that has taken place (if this is in
    your ability to expand).
    I would be interested in any information held by your organisation
    regarding my request. I understand that I do not have to specify
    particular files or documents and that it is the department's
    responsibility to provide the information I require. If you need
    further clarification, please contact me by e-mail.
   
    If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify
    all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I
    will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve
    the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to
    charge excessive fees.
   
    I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have
    received this request. I look forward to your response within 20
    working days, as outlined by the statute.
    Yours faithfully,
   
    Claire Evans
   
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Dear Ms Evans

Please find attached the response to your recent request made under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Many thanks

Amanda Ratcliffe
Information Access Officer
Information Access Team
Information Services Branch
Greater Manchester Police
Internal - 62531
External - 0161-856-2531
email - [email address]

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