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I have requested CCTV footage (freedom of Information act)

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For Ben JonesI have requested CCTV footage (freedom of Information act) from when I was shut in my office and shouted at. There is a camera more or less opposite the office.
In have had a reply saying this act doesn’t apply to them, it would come under SAR they are required to let me have the footage of my image, however any other image will be pixelated. Obviously the images of the 2 staff that done this to me would be pixelated. Do you know if it would just be their face or whole body?
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Hello my name is Jamie and I will help you. I am just reviewing your question. This is an email service so there may be delays when responding.

FOI wouldn't apply, they are right,

It would be a SAR

They can blur anything that could identify the individual.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Blur all or just their face, they are staff like myself. Surely if it is evidence it should be shown. I don’t understand how everything is so one sided.

This is not evidence for a trial. You are making a SAR
Does that clarify?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
This is why I requested Ben Jones..
Of course I want to prove what happened

Then you may need to get a Court order to stop then blurring it.

You would need to complete form N244:

The Court will consider whether to make the order

Does that clarify?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Much better thank you.
Never knew that

Pleasure. Can I assist with anything else today?

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