Knives and Knuckledusters - Sussex Police in Breach of Freedom of Information Act

Written by FYP Fanzine

Sussex Police are in breach of the Freedom of Information Act following a complaint made to the ICO by FYP. Here's a summary of what has happened so far. 


Back in November 2017, Crystal Palace fans were falsely accused of carrying knives and knuckledusters into the American Express Stadium. While Sussex Police apologised, they didn't explain how this false allegation had come into the public domain.

They also failed to explain why Detective Inspector Simon Nelson had said on Twitter that weapons had been found or why they had alleged Palace fans had tried to get in without tickets. In December, we made various FOIA requests to find out how they had come to make such false public statements.

In February, they refused to disclose any information on public interest grounds. We objected immediately and sent an extensive letter on 27 February 2018 detailing why they are wrong not to have admitted what happened.

Sussex Police are obliged to reply to this letter but didn't. We told Sussex Police on 5 June 2018 that if they didn't respond within a week we would report them to the Information Commissioners Office. They ignored us.

On the 22nd of June 2018, we made a complaint to the ICO about Sussex Police's ongoing refusal to admit why they and DI Nelson made false public statements.

This was the letter we sent Sussex Police to put them on notice about our complaint to the ICO. 


Following our complaints to the ICO, three separate investigations were opened into the Sussex Police by the ICO.

These investigations relate to the Sussex Police's failure to respond to certain elements of our information requests and their failure to provide a proper review of those requests where they had refused disclosure on public interest grounds.

The ICO has now issued a decision notice against the Sussex Police for their failure to respond.

The Decision Notice which is now public has found that the Sussex Police have breached FOIA in failing to answer the following four information requests.

4 points

Sussex Police now have 35 days to respond to this request of they will be in contempt of court, which may result in a fine or imprisonment of a responsible senior officer.

The remaining two investigations will be followed up in kind.

We have included the entirety of the ICO Decision Notice below: 

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Help FYP raise money for the Palace for Life Foundation charity walk and win some great prizes!

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The undenialbly sporty FYP Podcast team are walking the Palace For Life Foundation charity marathon walk with Andy Johnson in October. Again.

We did it last year and some of us are still recovering from it. Enders walked it in jeans for god sake!

The Palace for Life Foundation runs a wide variety of programmes including employability courses, primary school healthy eating initiatives, powerchair, amputee, downs syndrome and mental health football sessions.

We had Soye Briggs from the Foundation on the podcast taking about the work they do last season and it was fascinating. You can hear what he said below...

We are raising money for the Foundation but in return for a donation, you will enter a prize draw to win some FYP themed prizes.


£10 - Enter draw to win some FYP merchandise.

£25 - Enter draw to be a guest on the FYP Extraaa pod after a game of your choice.

£50 - Enter draw to be on full FYP podcast of your choice.

Make sure you leave your name on your donation to be entered into the draw


FYP is part of the Palace family and so is the Palace For Life Foundation which supports young people across South London.

The Foundation believes that everyone matters, irrespective of race, religion, beliefs or background. And by giving extra support to the most vulnerable, they aim to create a better community and society.

Buy an exclusive FYP Wilfried Zaha #Wilfpower t-shirt now

Written by FYP Fanzine

Love Wilf Zaha? Of course you love Wilf Zaha. We all love Wilf Zaha.

And now you can show the world that love with an exclusive FYP #Wilfpower t-shirt.

Designed by the brilliant Jesse Boyce for the front cover of FYP issue 46 and made by our friends at Vektor, this is a high quality classic jersey t-shirt, mae from 100% combed organic cotton.

In short it feels lovely to wear and has a well fit design on the front of Palace's best player.

We are giving away three t-shirts currently, and to be in with a chance simply go to our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram page and retweet, share and like our posts there.

But if you cant wait, the t-shirts are on sale right now for £20 plus P&P.

Go here to buy a #Wilfpower t-shirt right now!


Crystal Palace fixtures Premier League 2018/19 revealed!

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The fixtures for the 2018/19 Premier League season are out!

Palace have a fairly soft start to the season but play four of the big six in a row at the end of October.

Roy Hodgson's men face two promoted sides over Christmans. Boxing Day sees the Eagles at home to Cardiff before hosting Chelsea three days later then travelling to Wolves on New Year's Day.

They finish the season playing Cardiff again, this time in Wales, before hosting Bournemouth on the final day of the season.

Have a gander at the fixtures below...

11/08/2018 15:00 Fulham v Crystal Palace
18/08/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Liverpool
25/08/2018 15:00 Watford v Crystal Palace
01/09/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Southampton
15/09/2018 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Crystal Palace
22/09/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Newcastle United
29/09/2018 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Crystal Palace
06/10/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Wolverhampton
20/10/2018 15:00 Everton v Crystal Palace
27/10/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Arsenal
03/11/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Crystal Palace
10/11/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur
24/11/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Crystal Palace
01/12/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Burnley
04/12/2018 19:45 Brighton v Crystal Palace
08/12/2018 15:00 West Ham United v Crystal Palace
15/12/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Leicester City
22/12/2018 15:00 Manchester City v Crystal Palace
26/12/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Cardiff City
29/12/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Chelsea
01/01/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Crystal Palace
12/01/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v Watford
19/01/2019 15:00 Liverpool v Crystal Palace
30/01/2019 19:45 Southampton v Crystal Palace
02/02/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v Fulham
09/02/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v West Ham United
23/02/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Crystal Palace
26/02/2019 20:00 Crystal Palace v Manchester United
02/03/2019 15:00 Burnley v Crystal Palace
09/03/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v Brighton
16/03/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace
30/03/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town
06/04/2019 15:00 Newcastle United v Crystal Palace
13/04/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v Manchester City
20/04/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Crystal Palace
27/04/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v Everton
04/05/2019 15:00 Cardiff City v Crystal Palace
12/05/2019 15:00 Crystal Palace v A.F.C. Bournemouth