Victim of a malicious prosecution
Our Ref: NY8221 - 31 January 2023
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: NY8221
I write in connection with your request for information that was received by the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (OPFCC) on 4th January 2023.
I note you seek access to the following information:
1. How many letters from solicitors have you received claiming someone is a victim of a malicious prosecution in the years 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022?
2. How many settlements have you reached with people claiming they are victims of a malicious prosecution in the years 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022?
3. How many times has this force been found guilty of a malicious prosecution in the years 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022?
Extent and Result of Searches to Locate Information
To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted within the OPFCC.
I wish to advise you that there is no information held by the OPFCC in order to answer your request.
This is because this information is not held by the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, North Yorkshire. This information is held by North Yorkshire Police.
You can submit a Freedom of Information request to North Yorkshire Police at the below link:
Please note that systems used for recording information are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data. It should be noted therefore that the OPFCC’s response to your questions should not be used for comparison purposes with any other responses you may receive.
Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right of complaint.
If you have any queries concerning this request, please contact me quoting the reference number above.
Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, North Yorkshire