Unsolved murder of David Francis Lawrence

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Reference:
MEPO 2/11361
Description:
Unsolved murder of David Francis LAWRENCE, aged five, found dead in the recreation ground toilets at Tabard Gardens, SE1 on 8 March 1968: Date: 1968
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department:
201/68/58
Legal status:
Public Record(s)
Closure status:
Closed Or Retained Document, Open Description
Access conditions:
Closed For 97 years
FOI decision date:
2018
Please could you inform me if this case is under Review and to whom I should address information that could help progress it.
Yours faithfully,

Chris Clark

Cyclops on behalf of Peter Deja, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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

  Our Ref: 01/FOI/19/012368

  Date: 15/11/2019

   

 

 

 

Dear Mr  Clark

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/012368

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 13/11/2019.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Reference:
MEPO 2/11361
Description:
Unsolved murder of David Francis LAWRENCE, aged five, found dead in the
recreation ground toilets at Tabard Gardens, SE1 on 8 March 1968: Date:
1968 Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department:
201/68/58
Legal status: 
Public Record(s)
Closure status: 
Closed Or Retained Document, Open Description Access conditions: 
Closed For 97 years
FOI decision date: 
2018
Please could you inform me if this case is under Review and to whom I
should address information that could help progress it.

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the
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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Peter Deja

 

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

  Our Ref: 01/FOI/19/012368

  Date: 26/11/2019

 

 

 

Dear Mr Clark

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/012368

 

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

 

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Reference:
MEPO 2/11361
Description:
Unsolved murder of David Francis LAWRENCE, aged five, found dead in the
recreation ground toilets at Tabard Gardens, SE1 on 8 March 1968: Date:
1968 Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department:
201/68/58
Legal status: 
Public Record(s)
Closure status: 
Closed Or Retained Document, Open Description Access conditions: 
Closed For 97 years
FOI decision date: 
2018
Please could you inform me if this case is under Review and to whom I
should address information that could help progress it.

 

This is to inform you that the MPS are unable to proceed with your request
as we require further information from you.  

Please can you provide an email address or contact number so that one of
our officers may contact you please?

Please note that any unsolved murders are never permanently closed and
would be looked at if any new information comes to light.

 

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will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days.

 

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by 24/12/2019 I will assume you no longer wish to proceed with this
request and will treat it as withdrawn.

 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me on  or via email at Paul.D.O'[email address], quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Paul O'Shea

 
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
please visit their website at www.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
phone:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113

 

NOTICE - This email and any attachments are solely for the intended
recipient and may be confidential.  If you have received this email in
error, please notify the sender and delete it from your system.  Do not
use, copy or disclose the information contained in this email or in any
attachment without the permission of the sender.  Metropolitan Police
Service (MPS) communication systems are monitored to the extent permitted
by law and any email and/or attachments may be read by monitoring staff. 
Only specified personnel are authorised to conclude binding agreements on
behalf of the MPS by email and no responsibility is accepted for
unauthorised agreements reached with other personnel.  While reasonable
precautions have been taken to ensure no viruses are present in this
email, its security and that of any attachments cannot be guaranteed.

 

Dear Cyclops on behalf of Paul O'Shea,
Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/012368
My e-mail address is: [email address].

Yours sincerely,

Chris Clark

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