Priti Patel / Home Office – 2021 Statement on 150,000 Arrest Records Deleted by Home Office

The statement issued by the Home Office on 15 January 2021.

The technical issue with the Police National Computer has been resolved, and we are working at pace with law enforcement partners to assess its impact.

The issue related to people arrested and released where no further action had been taken and no records of criminal or dangerous persons have been deleted. No further records can be deleted.