At last, the Met Police (MPS – UK) responded to my complaint against their decision under FoIA and the answer …

At last, the Met Police (MPS – UK) responded to my complaint against their decision under the FoIA. Their answer is … the answer to access for research data regarding an arson attack claiming some thirteen murdered lives in 1994 is  … … no.

Lots, lots, lots, lots of reasons and words, and even repeatedly copying my research letter with my full name and date of birth; great, so much for privacy!

It’s all such a disappointing, excessive waste of taxpayers and police service time. My apologies to the army of champion law enforcement officers but sadly the volume of obstructive and mediocrity among decision-makers in the MPS stifles overshadows the real best practice out there. And all so predictable and it’s taken nearly six months!

Well, think I’m going to make a documentary instead on the subject. The subject is of genuine public interest and the incident affected dozens and there is a need to correct so much  misinformation ‘out there’ in cyber-world about this horrific event; it is a genuine worthwhile piece of work. There may also be many people affected that do wish to have a forum to state their views and experiences and not be silenced!

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