Friday 15 January 2021 / 10:18 AM Nick Thomas-Symonds / Policing

Labour calls for urgent statement from Home Secretary after 150,000 records deleted from police databases

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on the Government’s response to 150,000 records being deleted from police databases, said:

“It’s not good enough for the Home Secretary to hide behind her junior Minister on this when there has been such a major security breach on her watch.

“It’s now vital that she makes an urgent statement outlining the true scale of the issue, when Ministers were informed and what the plan is to provide public reassurance. Yet again Conservative incompetence is putting people’s safety at risk.”