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Unlicensed music events/illegal raves, 2020 and 2019

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Dear Kent Police,

I would like to make the following Freedom of Information request with regards to details of unlicensed music events (UMEs) and/or illegal raves reported to and attended by officers from your police force in 2020 and 2019.

For each UME/illegal rave reported to and attended by officers, I would like to know the following:
- The date of UME/illegal rave
- Its location (as specific as possible)
- Details of the event, including the approx. number of people in attendance
- Whether any sections were issued
- Whether any arrests were made
- Whether any equipment or vehicles were seized
- Any other details of actions were taken by your police force in regards to the monitoring and termination of each event

Please provide data for both 2020 and 2019, but with priority given to 2020, up until the most recent date for which data is available. Please aim to provide the response to this FoI request in the form of a table - ideally in an Excel or CSV format.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Clark

Freedom of Information Kent, Kent Police

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Dear Alex Clark,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST 20/07/933

 

Thank you for your request received by Kent Police on Monday 27 July 2020.
I note you seek access, in summary, to information relating to:

 

Unlicensed music events

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) provides that a public
authority respond to an FOI request within 20 working days. Although every
effort will be made to ensure a response is provided within statutory
deadlines, due to current circumstances delays may be unavoidable. We
apologise for any inconvenience and will endeavour to process your request
as quickly as is practicable. It is likely that a response may well be
delayed, particularly where crime data is sought.

 

Your interest in Kent Police is appreciated and pending a specific
response to your request, I enclose a sheet, which summarises your rights.
Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please write
or contact us via the following telephone number 01622 652610 quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Mark Crittenden 46060652

Senior Public Disclosure Officer

Information Security and Governance

Kent Police

 

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Dear Mr. Clark,

 

With reference to the Freedom of Information request that we received from
you on 27 July 2020, please find attached the response letter.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Freedom of Information

Information Security and Governance

Kent Police

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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
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https://www.essex.police.uk/hyg/privacy/. Additionally for our Terms and
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Dear Freedom of Information Kent,

In response to "Any reported and recorded incidents which may relate to an unlicensed music event would
likely be recorded under the incident disposal code of ‘Noisy Party/Event/Rave’", please may you detail exactly how many reported and recorded incidents contained this code in 2019 and so far in 2020? Please break this down by the two years.

Yours sincerely,

Alex Clark

Freedom of Information Kent, Kent Police

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Dear Mr Clark,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST 20/08/0967

 

Thank you for your request received by Kent Police on 5^th August 2020. I
note you seek access, in summary, to information relating to:

 

Noisy Party/Event/Rave.

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) provides that a public
authority respond to an FOI request within 20 working days. Although every
effort will be made to ensure a response is provided within statutory
deadlines, due to current circumstances delays may be unavoidable. We
apologise for any inconvenience and will endeavour to process your request
as quickly as is practicable. It is likely that a response may well be
delayed, particularly where crime data is sought.

 

Your interest in Kent Police is appreciated and pending a specific
response to your request, I enclose a sheet, which summarises your rights.
Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please write
or contact us via the following telephone number 01622 652610 quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely,

Adam Staden

Freedom of Information Assistant

 

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Kent Police Public Disclosure Team

Coldharbour, London Road,

Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7SL

 

Unless otherwise marked, this correspondence and any attachments should be
treated as OFFICIAL and handled appropriately

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
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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...

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Dear Mr Clark,

 

With reference to the Freedom of Information request that we received from
you on 5^th August 2020 please find attached the response letter and
accompanying appendix.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information

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...

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