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FOI2019/05928

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Date published - 29/10/2019

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Information Rights

Bedfordshire Police Headquarters,

Woburn Road, Kempston,

Bedford, MK43 9AX Telephone: 01234 842547

Email: foi@cambs.pnn.police.uk

 

10th October 2019

REQUEST UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 Ref No: FOI2019/05928

I write in connection with your request for information received on 12th September. I note you seek access to the following information:

How many murder investigations were launched by the force this calendar year?

How many resulted in arrests and how many remain unresolved?

In how many of these investigation did police bring in a psychic or clairvoyant for assistance?

Where possible please indicate which investigations (by name of victim) psychics or clairvoyants were used.

Please provide the above information for 2018, 2017 and 2016.

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.

Response

Murder investigations 2016 - 2019*
Murder 20162017 2018 2019*
Crimes
Suspect(s) charged

 

Murder investigations 2016 - 2019
 Outcome2016  20172018 2019*
1) Charged/Summonsed
15) Evidential difficulties prevent further action: victim supports police action 1 1 0 1
18) Investigation complete - no suspect identified  0 0 1 0
Under investigation  2 1 1 1

*Up until 31/08/2019

There aren’t any instances were a Psychic or Clairvoyant was brought in to assist with the investigation.

The numerical data presented in this response is an un-audited snapshot of un-published data sourced from "live" systems and is subject to the interpretation of the original request by the individual extracting the data.

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

Yours sincerely

Information Rights

Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire Constabularies 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 & Hertfordshire 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 ICO.org.uk or contact them on 0303 123 1113.

 

 

 

 

 

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