Friday 5 February 2021 / 4:39 PM Nick Thomas-Symonds

Nick Thomas-Symonds comments on LGA warnings to Home Secretary about impact of damaging police data loss on major cases

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on warnings by the Local Government Association to the Home Secretary that missing police records risk jeopardising work on child sexual abuse cases, modern slavery and counter terrorism, said:

“The warning from the Local Government Association is incredibly serious.  It is now clear that this data loss could undermine vital protections against crimes like child abuse, modern slavery and domestic abuse.

“The lack of grip by the Home Secretary also means no effective mitigation plan has been put in place. Conservative incompetence is putting public safety at risk, yet again.”