Nick Thomas-Symonds – 2021 Statement on 150,000 Arrest Records Deleted by Home Office

The statement made by Nick Thomas-Symonds, the Shadow Home Secretary, on 15 January 2021.

This is an extraordinarily serious security breach that presents huge dangers for public safety.

The incompetence of this shambolic Government cannot be allowed to put people at risk, let criminals go free and deny victims justice.

The Home Secretary must take responsibility for this serious problem. She must – urgently – make a statement about what has gone wrong, the extent of the issue, and what action is being taken to reassure the public. Answers must be given.