Request for information incidents that have occurred on Chartist Bridge, Blackwood.

Reference: 21050

Date Added: Monday, February 7, 2022

Category: Miscellaneous

Disclosure Details

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000.


Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held. Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is not held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent.


You have requested the following information:


From March 1st 2021 to January 31st 2022, please could you supply the following information for the Chartist Bridge, Blackwood.



  • Date and time of any incident including a brief summary, categorised as below.  


  • Confirmed incidents where individuals have committed suicide and including incidents where individuals have survived jumps for the bridge.

No information held


  • Serious incidents where individuals have found to be located on a parapet ledge or are on the bridge threatening to jump and who have to be restrained/persuaded not to do so. This includes incidents where individuals have been talked back or arrested under section 136 of the Mental Health Act

No information held


  • Less serious incidents e.g. where individuals may be on the parapet ledge or other dangerous location but have no intention of jumping from the bridge.

No information held


The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent (OPCC) and Gwent Police are two separate organisations.   Therefore, the OPCC are not responsible for and do not hold operational policing information, this is the responsibility of the Chief Constable of Gwent Police.  You may wish to contact Gwent Police directly to determine if they have the information requested via the following link

The Freedom of Information Act is a public disclosure regime, not a private regime. Any information disclosed under the Act is thereafter deemed to be in the public domain, and therefore freely available to the general public and will be published on the OPCC website.


You have the right to appeal our decision if you think it is incorrect.  Should you feel dissatisfied with this response or the way in which your request was handled, information on the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent FOI Appeals Procedure can be found on our website:


If you remain dissatisfied after an internal review decision, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner’s Office. The Commissioner is an independent regulator whose details can be found using the following link: Home | ICO


You can also write to the Information Commissioner’s Office at the following address:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF