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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50148118
  • Date: 27 October 2009
  • Public Authority: Bedfordshire Police
  • Summary: The complainant requested from Bedfordshire Police a copy of the file relating to the murder of [named individual]. Bedfordshire Police refused the request citing the exemptions at sections 40(2) (personal information), 30(1)(a)(i) or (ii) and (b) (investigations and proceedings conducted by a public authority), 31(1)(a), (b) and (c) (law enforcement), 32 (court records) and 38 (health and safety). During the course of the Commissioner’s investigation, Bedfordshire Police confirmed that it was only relying on the exemptions in sections 40(2), 32 and 38. The Commissioner has investigated and found that the whole file is exempt by virtue of section 40(2). Accordingly, he requires no steps to be taken.
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