Dear Thames Valley Police,
The following questions arise from my reading of a blog called "Chilcot's Cheating Us". It is located at http://chilcotscheatingus.blogspot.co.uk/
(1) The author of the blog claims that on 28th October 2010 he reported to Thames Valley Police that Dr. Kelly may have been murdered. Is it correct that Dr. Watt reported that suspicion to Thames Valley Police on that date?
(2) Did Thames Valley Police assign the Unique Reference Number URN 514 of 28th October 2010 to Dr. Watt's report that he suspected Dr. Kelly had been murdered?
(3) Did Thames Valley Police take a statement from Dr. Watt? On what date?
Dr. Watt claimed that former Assistant Chief Constable Michael Page may have perverted the course of justice with respect to fingerprint evidence at the dental surgery. Did Chief Constable Thornton receive the emails to which the links refer?
(5) What Unique Reference Number did Thames Valley Police assign to the report to Chief Constable Thornton of suspected perversion of the course of justice by Assistant Chief Constable Page?
(6) Did Thames Valley Police take a statement from Dr. Watt about his supicions?
(7) What actions did Chief Constable Thornton take to investigate the alleged perversion of the course of justice by former Assistant Chief Constable Michael Page or to ensure that it was thoroughly investigated?
Dear Mr Goss,
Reference no RFI2013000436
I acknowledge receipt of your request for information dated 20 May requesting for information on suspicious death of Dr David kelly
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Thames Valley Police did respond. They lumped this request together with RFI2013000435, RFI2013000436 made on 21 May, which I found most disatisfactory. As RFI2013000435 was my first ever FOI request I was very disappointed to have been treated with such disdain.
Dear Mr John Goss
Please accept my apologies, you were sent the wrong acknowledgement on the 14 June 2013.
I acknowledge receipt of your email dated 13 June 2013 requesting Thames Valley Police review it’s response to your original request RFI2012000435 and RFI2013000436.
The Internal Review will now be considered by the Public Access Manager and he will respond further to you within 20 working days.
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