Spit Hoods (8688_16)

Request

Please can you send us, by email, any information you hold on how many times the West Midlands Police Force used `spit hoods’ – tightly meshed bags placed over detainees’ heads – in the last five years, specifying the age and gender of the subject upon whom the hood was used in each case, and with the information broken down into separate years (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 so far).

Response

I am writing to inform you that West Midlands Police doesn’t authorise the use of spit hoods, therefore the information you have requested is not held.

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