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Outstanding Arrest Warrants

Question

Could you give details of the 15 suspects wanted by Avon and Somerset Police for the longest period of time, along with their names, details of crimes suspected of having been committed, the location of those crimes and dates of those crimes. Also any photos if applicable.

And could you say how many arrests warrants in Avon and Somerset are currently outstanding with a rundown of totals of each crime involved?

Answer

Please see the details in the below table.

The names of the individuals and indeed any photos of them are exempt from disclosure as the information is deemed personal information. The exemption applicable to this is Section 40(2), third party personal information. This is an Absolute exemption so therefore there is no requirement to conduct a harm or public interest test. Any information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act if it relates to or is supplied by another individual and disclosure of that information would contravene any of the principles of the 1998 Data Protection Act, in this particular case, disclosure of this information would contravene Principles 1 and 2 of the Act, whereby personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully and only obtained for one or more specified purpose or purposes.

Case

Offence type

Location

Date

1

Fraud and forgery

 

April 2015

2

European Arrest Warrant

Bristol

October 2015

3

European Arrest Warrant

Bristol

November 2015

4

Drug offences

Somerset

December 2015

5

European Arrest Warrant

Bristol

February 2016

6

Breach of Court Order

 

February 2016

7

Other offences

 

January 2016

8

Drug offences

BANES

February 2016

9

Prison Recall

Bristol

March 2016

10

Prison Recall

Bristol

March 2016

11

Prison Recall

Bristol

March 2016

12

Prison Recall

Bristol

March 2016

13

Prison Recall

Bristol

March 2016

14

Prison Recall

Bristol

March 2016

15

Prison Recall

Bristol

March 2016

As of the date of your request there were 923 warrants outstanding in the Avon and Somerset area.

During 2017 there has been force wide proactive warrant operations planned to reduce the number of outstanding warrants.

Avon and Somerset have also invested in training 40 Special Constables with bespoke warrants training. In addition a long term plan and process review has been devised by the force also taking into consideration changes in the Police and Crime Bill. This will be implemented to further reduce the number of outstanding warrants going forward.

Please see the crime types listed below:

Offence

Number

Affray

3

Aggravated Taking Without Consent

1

Animal Cruelty

1

Assault - ABH

11

Assault - Battery

37

Assault - Common

11

Assault - GBH

12

Assault - Police

8

Assault By Beating

31

Begging

1

Benefit Fraud

1

Bigamy

1

Blackmail

1

Breach

1

Breach - Community Order

15

Breach - Community Punishment Order

1

Breach - Community Service Order

2

Breach - Court Order

3

Breach - Probation Order

3

Breach - Supervision Order

2

Breach - Youth Rehabilitation Order

1

Breach of Conditional Release Licence

20

Breach of Non-Molestation Order

3

Breach of Restraining Order

3

Breach of Suspended Sentence Order

16

Buggery / Gross Indecency

2

Burglary

27

Communication - Malicious or Offensive

1

Criminal Damage

28

Dangerous Dog

3

Dangerous Driving

10

Deception

8

Drive whilst using Mobile Phone

1

Driving Whilst Disqualified

30

Driving Whilst Unfit

10

Driving without Due Care and Attention

5

Drunk and Disorderly

1

Drunk in charge of a Vehicle

6

Environmental Health Offence

2

Escape from Lawful Custody

3

Excess Alcohol

45

Fail to Attend Drugs Assessment

5

Fail to Attend Follow-up Assessment

2

Fail to comply with an Enforcement Notice

3

Fail to Ensure School Attendance

5

Fail to Identify Driver

11

Fail to Provide Specimen - Road Traffic

15

Fail to Report Accident

1

Fail to stop after accident

5

Fail to Surrender to Bail

4

Failed to comply with post custodial supervision

1

False Instrument

2

False Representation

13

Found On Enclosed Premises

1

Fraud

40

Going Equipped

4

Handling/Receiving stolen goods

3

Handling   

1

Harrassment

11

Indecent Assault

11

Kidnapping

2

Making off without Payment

8

Miscellaneous

17

Miscellaneous traffic offences

2

Money Laundering

2

No Insurance

5

No Licence

4

Non Payment of Confiscation Order

28

Obstruct Police

3

Pedlar without Licence Certificate

1

Perverting The Course Of Justice

2

Possession of Blade

12

Possession of Firearms

1

Possession Offensive Weapon

4

Possession/Supply Drugs

76

Proceeds of Crime

1

Production of Drugs

5

Prostitution/soliciting Offences

3

Racially Aggravated Assault

2

Racially Aggravated Harassment

2

Racially Aggravated Threatening Behaviour

2

Rape

6

Religiously Aggravated Harassment

1

Robbery

3

Sex Offender - Fail to Comply with Requirements

1

Sexual Offences

10

Speeding

11

Taking Without Owners Consent

4

Theft

151

Theft - Shoplifting

13

Threatening Behaviour

21

Threats to kill

2

Violence to secure entry to premises

1

Violent Disorder

2

Wounding

6

FOI reference: 1077/17.

Date of request: 31.08.17.