Disclosure Details

Chemical thefts - 723/16

Dated: 22 Jul 2016

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act') 

Thank you for your e mail dated 20 June  2016 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police. 

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions. 

You asked:

1.  All incidents of reported theft of chemicals in the past year in your area of jurisdiction (year 21 June 2015 to 20 June 2016)

2.  Details of what chemicals were reported stolen and their quantity

3.  The type of property from which the chemicals were stolen (e.g. warehouse, domestic dwelling, laboratory)

4.  Whether any arrests were made in connection with the theft

5.  Whether the reported stolen chemicals were recovered, and if so the quantities returned.

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police. 

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows. 

Chemicals inc quantity         Type of property          Arrests?                Recovered?      

2 bottles hairdressing bleach   dwelling                     Yes                           Yes - all

Cleaning chemicals                  dwelling                    No                            None

Cleaning chemicals                  workplace                  No                            None

Combinex(sheep dosing) &       farm building             No                            None

two 5l bottles levitapx


Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.  Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes. 

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.