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Fees paid to informants by UK police forces

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Reports on the fees paid to informants by UK police forces based on an FoI exercise by Paul Foster and his students

Period29 Jan 2020 → 3 Feb 2020

References

TitleJournalism student emulates classmate in landing national scoop
Media name/outletHoldtheFrontPage.co.uk
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date3/02/20
DescriptionArticle on research by Paul Foster and Aoife Morgan into how much police forces spent on paying informants
Producer/AuthorDavid Sharman
URLhttps://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2020/news/journalism-student-joins-classmate-in-landing-national-scoop/
PersonsPaul Foster
TitleMet Police spent £4,363,226 on informants over five years
Degree of recognitionRegional
Media name/outletEast London & West Essex Guardian
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/01/20
DescriptionArticle looking at he fees paid to informants by UK police forces based on an FoI exercise by Paul Foster and his students
URLhttps://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/18193366.met-police-spent-4-363-226-informants-five-years/
PersonsPaul Foster
TitleRevealed: Bedfordshire Police has spent £85,000 on informants since 2014
Degree of recognitionLocal
Media name/outletLuton Today
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/01/20
DescriptionLocal news report on the findings of a FoI request and analysis into spending on Police informants by Paul Foster
Producer/AuthorHolly Patel
URLhttps://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/opinion/revealed-bedfordshire-police-has-spent-ps85000-informants-2014-1378917
PersonsPaul Foster
TitleThames Valley Police paid almost £750,000 to informants in the past five years
Degree of recognitionLocal
Media name/outletThe Bucks Herald
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/01/20
DescriptionReport detailing the analysis of Police spending on informants garnered from a FoI request by Paul Foster and his students
Producer/AuthorSam Dean
URLhttps://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/people/thames-valley-police-paid-almost-ps750000-informants-past-five-years-1379271
PersonsPaul Foster
TitleThis is how much West Yorkshire Police spent on informants in the past five years
Degree of recognitionLocal
Media name/outletYorkshire Evening Post
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/01/20
DescriptionCoverage from West Yorkshire on the amount Police spend on informants, the data and analysis for which was sourced by Paul Foster and his students
Producer/AuthorGeorgina Morris
URLhttps://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/crime/how-much-west-yorkshire-police-spent-informants-past-five-years-1378143
PersonsPaul Foster
TitlePolice Scotland shell out more than £1m paying grasses to supply information on fellow criminals
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletThe Scottish Sun
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/01/20
DescriptionArticle on the FoI request and analysis from Paul Foster and his students looking at the amount Police forces spend on informants
Producer/AuthorSarah Ward
URLhttps://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/5224424/police-scotland-million-grasses-information/
PersonsPaul Foster
TitleThe £558,000 cost of paying police informants
Degree of recognitionLocal
Media name/outletWigan Today
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/01/20
DescriptionCoverage of Greater Manchester Police spending on informants, which was shown in data and analysis from Paul Foster and his students
Producer/AuthorCharles Graham
URLhttps://www.wigantoday.net/news/crime/revealed-ps558000-cost-paying-police-informants-1394625
PersonsPaul Foster
TitleScots cops fork out £1.3million on informants in fight against crime
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletDaily Record
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/01/20
DescriptionArticle on research by Paul Foster and Aoife Morgan into how much police forces spent on paying informants
Producer/AuthorSarah Ward
URLhttps://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/scots-cops-fork-out-13million-21383933
PersonsPaul Foster
TitlePolice Scotland second in the UK for spending the most money on informants
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletThe Scotsman
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/01/20
DescriptionArticle looking at he fees paid to informants by UK police forces based on an FoI exercise by Paul Foster and his students
Producer/AuthorMartyn Mclaughlin
URLhttps://www.scotsman.com/news/crime/police-scotland-second-in-the-uk-for-spending-the-most-money-on-informants-1-5082123
PersonsPaul Foster
TitlePolice across the UK pay undercover informants more than £13million in five years
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletDaily Mirror
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/01/20
DescriptionArticle on the FoI request and analysis from Paul Foster and his students looking at the amount Police forces spend on informants
Producer/AuthorSarah Ward & Milo Boyd
URLhttps://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/police-across-uk-pay-undercover-21387925
PersonsPaul Foster

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