Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,
I am making this request under the terms of section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
As the BBC is aware, video footage has emerged showing a positively identified TV Licensing visiting officer, who I shan't name in this request, engaged in an altercation with a member of the public in the Redcar and Cleveland village of Carlin How.
The same member of the public filmed the incident, as is his legal right, and uploaded the footage to YouTube, as is his legal right:
The footage shows quite clearly that the TV Licensing visiting officer struck out at the member of the public's camera and made contact with it.
Please provide the following information:
1. All information produced by this visiting officer in relation to this incident. I expect the visiting officer would have been keen to report the circumstances of this visit, in an attempt to mitigate his behaviour. I also expect that TV Licensing, having received several complaints about this incident, would have been keen to hear the visiting officer's side of the story.
2. All information produced or held by the BBC/TV Licensing that mentions or relates to this incident. This includes, but is not limited to, any BBC/TV Licensing letters, emails or handwritten notes that mention or relate to this incident.
3. All information produced or held by the BBC/TV Licensing that mentions or relates to commentary about this incident made on other websites.
In the extraordinary event that the BBC is unable to identify this particular event from the video footage provided, I will happily email you the name of the visiting officer concerned.
In accordance with section 11 of the Act, please provide your response in electronic format to the return email address associated with this request.
I do look forward to your response.
Lead author of the TV Licensing Blog
Dear Mr Jones
Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 14th December 2014. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.
The reference number for your request is RFI20142033
The Information Policy & Compliance Team
BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP
Email: [BBC request email]
Tel: 020 8008 2882
Dear Mr Jones,
Please find attached the response to your request for information, reference RFI20142033.
The Information Policy and Compliance Team
BBC Information Policy and Compliance
BC2B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP, UK