Unsolved murders in North Yorkshire

Neil Wilby made this Freedom of Information request to North Yorkshire Police

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Dear North Yorkshire Police,

Please disclose the following information by way of the Freedom of Information Act:

In the period 1st April 1996 until 31st March 2021, please disclose:

1. Number of murders recorded as taking place in North Yorkshire.

2. Number of those murders that are unsolved.

Yours faithfully,

Neil Wilby
Investigative journalist

Twitter: @Neil_Wilby

Web: neilwilby.com

Civil Disclosure,

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Dear North Yorkshire Police,

Apologies for the inconvenience, but may I please add the following to the request?

3. The operational codenames of the investigations into the unsolved murders.

Yours faithfully,

Neil Wilby
Investigative journalist

Twitter: @Neil_Wilby

Web: neilwilby.com

Civil Disclosure,

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your below email.

I have added this to your initial request and logged as our ref under 0491.2021-22.

Kind Regards,
Naomi Mohamad
Admin Assistant (Civil Disclosure)
North Yorkshire Police
Collar Number 5425
Committed to the Code of Ethics

Please Note: North Yorkshire Police Email addresses have now changed and the .PNN has been removed. Please update your records for NYP contacts accordingly.

Evolve Legal Services

Evolve Legal Services is a collaboration delivering professional services on behalf of the Chief Constable and elected Commissioners of Cleveland Police, Durham Constabulary and North Yorkshire Police.

Joint Corporate Legal Services, North Yorkshire Police HQ, Alverton Court, Crosby Road, Northallerton DL6 1BF
DX 68810 Northallerton 2

Dial 101, press option 2 and ask for me by my full name or collar number. If using my collar number, please state each number individually.

www.northyorkshire.police.uk

THIS EMAIL AND ANY ATTACHMENT(S) MAY BE SUBJECT TO LEGAL PROFESSIONAL PRIVILEGE - PLEASE DO NOT DISCLOSE THE CONTENT TO ANYONE ELSE WITHOUT ASKING JOINT CORPORATE LEGAL SERVICES

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Dear North Yorkshire Police,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of North Yorkshire Police's handling of my FOI request 'Unsolved murders in North Yorkshire'.

The Act requires a public authority to respond PROMPTLY and, in any event, within 20 working days. As such, there is a breach of section 10 and 17 of the Act.

The instant request, plainly expressed, presents no administrative burden on either the Civil Disclosure Unit or the relevant business area.

The reviewer is also invited to consider, when deciding whether this applicant is being discriminated against, yet again, because of his vocation, why at least one other FOIA access request was very recently dealt with well within the 20 day limit:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...

He or she may also wish to consider the social media output of North Yorkshire Police where it would seem, to an independent observer, that it is a force that appears to have ample time on its hands for activities other than complying with the law of the land.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/u...

Yours faithfully,

Neil Wilby
Investigative journalist

Twitter: @Neil_Wilby
Web: neilwilby.com

Civil Disclosure,

Good Morning,

Thank you for your below email.

Please accept this email as acknowledgement of your request for an internal review into 0491.2021-22. Your request will now be processed by the Civil Disclosure Unit.

Kind regards,

Naomi Mohamad
Admin Assistant (Civil Disclosure)
North Yorkshire Police
Collar Number 5425
Committed to the Code of Ethics

Please Note: North Yorkshire Police Email addresses have now changed and the .PNN has been removed. Please update your records for NYP contacts accordingly.

Evolve Legal Services

Evolve Legal Services is a collaboration delivering professional services on behalf of the Chief Constable and elected Commissioners of Cleveland Police, Durham Constabulary and North Yorkshire Police.

Joint Corporate Legal Services, North Yorkshire Police HQ, Alverton Court, Crosby Road, Northallerton DL6 1BF
DX 68810 Northallerton 2

Dial 101, press option 2 and ask for me by my full name or collar number. If using my collar number, please state each number individually.

www.northyorkshire.police.uk

THIS EMAIL AND ANY ATTACHMENT(S) MAY BE SUBJECT TO LEGAL PROFESSIONAL PRIVILEGE - PLEASE DO NOT DISCLOSE THE CONTENT TO ANYONE ELSE WITHOUT ASKING JOINT CORPORATE LEGAL SERVICES

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Marsay, Elisha,

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Good Afternoon,

 

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

Kind Regards

Elisha Marsay

Collar Number 5581

Legal Officer (Civil Disclosure)

North Yorkshire Police

Evolve Legal Services

 

Please Note: North Yorkshire Police email addresses have now changed and
the .PNN has been removed. Please update your records for NYP contacts
accordingly.

 

Joint Corporate Legal Services, North Yorkshire Police HQ, Alverton Court,
Crosby Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL6 1BF

DX 68810 Northallerton 2  | Civil Disclosure Direct Dial: 01609 643526

 

Dial 101, press option 2 and ask for me by my full name or collar number. 
If using my collar number, please state each number individually.

 

[1]www.northyorkshire.police.uk

 

Committed to the Code of Ethics

Evolve Legal Services is a collaboration delivering professional services
on behalf of the Chief Constable and elected Commissioners of Cleveland
Police, Durham Constabulary and North Yorkshire Police.

 

THIS EMAIL AND ANY ATTACHMENT(S) MAY BE SUBJECT TO LEGAL PROFESSIONAL
PRIVILEGE - PLEASE DO NOT DISCLOSE THE CONTENT TO ANYONE ELSE WITHOUT
ASKING JOINT CORPORATE LEGAL SERVICES

 

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Dear North Yorkshire Police,

A section 50 complaint has been lodged with the Information Commissioner's office.

They will, doubtless, be in touch with you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Neil Wilby