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Junior Football Incidents (12825_18)


Details of police incidents at junior football games which were dealt with by the police over the last 12 months.


Please detail for each incident:

¿              The date of the incident

¿              The type of incident

¿              The football club involved

¿              Any details logged about the incident


Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide this information within the appropriate (cost) limit within the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act (see ‘Reason for Decision’ below).


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, in accordance with Section 16 of the Freedom of Information Act.  If you would like to look into refining your request please contact me.




Please note that researching each individual case would exceed the appropriate limit (FOIA, s.12 (1)). There is no relevant (junior/youth football games/matches) marker or age field on our incident system and a search where the ‘Incident Location Feature’ is ‘Football’ or ‘FC’ (football club) and the ‘Initial Brief Incident Detail’ field is ‘Football’ retrieved 2,689 logs and it would involve researching each log to see if it was relevant.


Therefore, the cost of compliance with the whole of 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 FOI Act 2000.


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