Coronavirus Complaints (136A/20)
Please could you specify the number of complaints received by West Midlands Police in relation to licensed premises trading outside of the Covid-19 regulations. This includes pubs having lock-ins and licensed premises that are allowed to trade not observing adequate social distancing measures and appropriate hygiene precautions.
I require the number of complaints received and, in each case, a description of the complaint and any action taken as a result, eg investigation/warning/arrests by police.
Please find attached our response.
Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.
The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.
If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material