Birmingham Airport (14206_16)

Request

How many times have your Police officers at Birmingham Airport had to board aircraft in 2014, 2015 and 2016 to date, (broken down by each year)  to deal with air rage, or disorder?

How many of the incidents involved your officers making an arrest?

Of the incidents stated above how many resulted in your officers denying someone from boarding an aircraft?

How many of these incidents were to deal with passengers who were intoxicated?

How many related to a physical assault taking place?

 

Response

Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide this information.  In order for us to locate and retrieve this information we would need to conduct a manual trawl of in excess of 6000 logs.

Please note that researching each individual case would exceed the appropriate limit (FOIA, s.12 (1)).

Therefore, the cost of compliance with your request is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond, i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information would exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12 of the Freedom of information Act 2000. For West Midlands Police, the appropriate limit is set at £450, as prescribed by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004, S.I. 3244.

A public authority which, in relation to any request for information, is relying on a claim that section 12 or section 14 applies must, within the time for complying with Section 1(1), give the applicant a notice stating that fact. In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a refusal notice.

I am unable to suggest any practical way in which your request may be modified in order to satisfy your query or bring it within the 18 hours stipulated by the Regulations. I am however willing to consider any refinements that you are able to make to your request.

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