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Date published - 25/01/2019

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Information Rights Bedfordshire Police Headquarters,

Woburn Road, Kempston,

Bedford, MK43 9AX

Telephone: 01234 842547


22nd January 2019

Our Ref: FOI2018/07269

Request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 Ref No: FOI2018/07269

I write in connection with your request for information received on 20th December. I note you seek access to the following information:

-How many times have you used a diviner/psychic in a police investigation in the past five years (2013-2018)? Pls search for the following words – diviner, psychic, clairvoyant, supernatural, mystic, witch doctor, water dowsing/dowser, shaman, fortune teller, medium. Can you please tell me what type of person (psychic, diviner etc) you used for each investigation?
- For each instance can you provide a date, what case was it used in, what was the outcome (did it help the investigation – if so, how)?
- Was the diviner/psychic etc paid? If so, how much?

I am required by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (The Act) to handle all requests in a manner that is blind to the identity of the requestor. Any information released in response to a request is regarded as being published and therefore, in the public domain without caveat.

Following your request, searches were conducted at Cambridgeshire Constabulary these searches failed to locate any records / documents relevant to your request. Accordingly I have determined that Cambridgeshire Constabulary do not hold the information you have requested.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter please do not hesitate to contact me quoting the above reference number.

Yours sincerely

Karen Kennedy

Information Rights

Cambridgeshire Constabulary provides you the right to request an independent review of this response under its review procedure. If you require such a review you must notify us within two months from the date of this letter. After lodging a complaint with Cambridgeshire Constabulary if you are still dissatisfied with the decision you may make an application to the Information Commissioner. For information on how to make a complaint please visit their website at concerns or contact them on 0303 123 1113

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