Police have lost track of 1,300 wanted for murder and rape

In a sign of the continuing chaos engulfing the UK’s justice system, around 1,300 people wanted for murder or rape have slipped through the net of Police.

They have also lost track of thousands of others wanted for more minor crimes.

A ‘national crisis’ in Policing has been caused by the cutting of officer numbers from 141,000 in 2010 down to 122,000 last year, with police budgets cut by 22%.

You cannot do law and order on the cheap. The end result is a far more dangerous country with seriously dangerous individuals free to run around undetected.

This follows on from multiple prison riots and huge problems within the prison system itself, with officers regularly being attacked.

Time for the government to get a grip and properly fund a far tougher approach on law and order.