Saturday, 2 February 2008


The Celtic League has received several responses to requests for information from Devon and Cornwall police about the detention of one member of the Kernow branch and a police visit to another.

The issue will continue to be pursued, subject to the concurrence of those involved.

"19th March 2007

Dear Mr Tal-e-bot

I am in receipt of a letter of complaint dated 25th February 2007.

I can confirm that I have recorded this complaint as a direction and control matter under the reference PSD/QU/48/07.

This has been forwarded to Chief Inspector Meakin at Liskeard who will arrange do the matters you raise to be investigated and for a response to be sent to you.

Yours sincerely

JM Morgan

CaseworkerProfessional Standards and Performance Department"

"March 27 2007

Dear Mr Tal-e-bot


Thank you for your letter addressed to Ian Bynoe of the Independent Complaints Commission dated 25 February 2007. A copy of your letter was passed to me to deal with your request under the Freedom of Information Act by our professional Standards and Performance Department. I havenoted that you seek access to information concerning the arrest of Jack Bolitho and visits by the police recently to other members of the Celtic League. We would therefore like to know if these incidentsare related in some way and if police are deliberately harassing members and J. Bolitho especially.

Unfortunately I am unable to progress with your request at this time and I have been unable to contact you by telephone. I note that your letter was addressed to the Independent Police Complaints Authority and that Devon and Cornwall Constabulary are dealing with your letter as an organisational complaint in which your comments will be investigated. Please confirm that you wish to proceed with the Freedom of Information request with the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary. If that is the case, to enable us to meet your request please could you provide this office with further information, such as names of the other members of the Celtic League and the dates they have been visited by the police that you refer to. Please note that the Freedom of Information Act entitles you to request any information that is held by this authority, but this Unit does not investigate or provide any commentary on information. If you would find it easier please ring me to discuss your request.

After receiving your reply, your request will then be considered and you will receive the information requested within the 20 statutory 20 working days as defined under the Act, subject to the provisionsof that Act.

However, if the requested information has not been received by 27 June 2007 I will assume you will no longer wish to proceed with this request and it will be treated as withdrawn. Should YOU have furtherinquiries concerning this matter, please contact me quoting my reference number as above.

Yours sincerely
Jane Lashbrook
Freedom of Information Officer

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CORRECTION CL NEWS - 2108 - Feb 28, 2007

J B Moffatt

Director of Information

Celtic League01/04/07

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