Reading Football (4693_13)

Request / Response

  1. Post match police reports on all games in your police authority area involving Reading FC played during the last football season – i.e between August 1 2012 and May 30 2013.
  2. Post match police reports on all games in your police authority area involving Reading FC played during the current football season – i.e between August 1 2013 and the date of this request (February 13 2014).

DECISION UNDER THE TERMS OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

We can confirm that the relevant information is held by West Midlands Police. However, while the majority of the information is attached to this email I am afraid that I am not required by statute to release all of the information requested. Please find attached a redacted document. This letter serves as a Refusal Notice under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) for the parts of the document that have not been released.

REASONS FOR DECISION

The Freedom of Information Act places two responsibilities on public authorities, the first of which is to confirm what information it holds and secondly to then disclose that information, unless exemptions apply.

In this case, this letter represents a Refusal Notice for the redacted parts of the attached document. The information is exempt by virtue of the following exemptions:

  • Section 31 (1) (a) (b) (c) (Law enforcement)

These exemptions and explanatory notes are shown here:

http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/docs/advice-centre/foi/exemptions.pdf

In line with the above, I am required to complete a Prejudice Test/Public Interest Test (PIT) on disclosure. Please find this PIT attached (4693_PIT)

Attachments

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4693_PIT

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