Friday, 2 May 2008

Are the Police doing enough?

Just how many people are there in Cornwall who are wanted by police? A Freedom of Information request by the Western Morning News last week revealed that Devon and Cornwall police have more than 300 outstanding warrents against people for some very serious offences like paedophilia, rape and violence. The force however have admited that they have been unable to trace the offenders.

What is particularly worrying are the 75 most serious Category A offenders who Devon and Cornwall Police have been unable to locate. The Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for St Ives said:

"It's very important that people are confidant that Category A offences are properly followed up and warrants are executed with the degree of urgency which the public expect of them.

"Many people would feel shocked if this information demonstrated that suspected offenders for such serious crimes aren't being apprehended as quickly as possible."

Source: this is cornwall

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