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Request for Police information by insurance companies

Applications to Greater Manchester Police for information contained in a crime/incident report required for insurance purposes

Data included in crime/incident reports can only be disclosed to an insurance company who are members of the Association of British Insurers (ABI) or their appointed agents. The request should be made in accordance with the criteria detailed within the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Association of Chief Police Officers and the Association of British Insurers. 

Applications should be submitted in the agreed format of an Appendix D(a) or D(b) consent form, with the appropriate fee (£27.10 for an Appendix D(a), £115.50 for an Appendix D(b).

All cheques should be made payable to PCC (Police & Crime Commissioner) for Greater Manchester

  • When using an Appendix D(a) or D(b), insurance companies must ensure that the person reporting the crime or incident has signed the form giving consent to the release of their personal data. In some cases, where possible, it may be appropriate for more than one person to sign the appendix form.
  • Please also ensure that sufficient information (e.g. name of insured party/victim/witness, crime reference number, force wide incident number, date and exact location of crime/incident etc) is provided to enable us to accurately locate the crime/incident to which your request relates. Failure to provide sufficient information may prevent your request from being processed and result in the request being returned and delays in receiving the information you are seeking.
  • Requests that do not fall within the criteria of an Appendix D(a) or D(b) application, but instead relate to a request for information to support enquiries into an insurance claim that appears prima facie fraudulent, then applications should be in accordance with Section 5 of the MOU.  Section 5 requires the insurer to summarise the evidence which gives rise to the suspicion of fraud and the insurer should supply the police with copies of the supporting documentation using an Appendix E form for this purpose.

The above applications together with payment should be addressed to:

Information Compliance & Records Management Unit
Information Services Branch
Greater Manchester Police
C/o Openshaw Complex
Lawton Street
Manchester
M11 2NS

Tel: 0161 856 2529

Other Applications

Applications for Third Party Information for legal proceedings

To obtain information for proposed legal proceedings in respect of any third parties involved in a crime or incident (as this information may not be included in any report this department may disclose) please write to:

Civil Litigation Unit
Legal Services Branch
Greater Manchester Police
C/o Openshaw Complex
Lawton Street
Manchester
M11 2NS

Information Regarding Road Traffic Collisions

For enquiries that relate purely to a road traffic accident or collision please write to:

Road Traffic Collision Records Unit
Specialist Protective Services
Greater Manchester Police
Hardy Street, Eccles
Manchester
M30 7NB

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