300 criminals untraceable in Britain: Indian-origin MP

London: British police have no clue about the whereabouts of over 300 criminals, leading an Indian-origin MP to term it an “absolute outrage”.

The list of absconding people includes 211 sex offenders and 109 ¬dangerous criminals.
Conservative MP Priti Patel has called on the home secretary to launch an urgent review.

“This is an absolute outrage, a complete ¬disgrace and will totally undermine public confidence in the system. The fact that no one seems to know where these dangerous and vile criminals are is horrendous,” Patel said.

A database was set up for use by the 43 forces in England and Wales and eight Scottish forces to keep tabs on dangerous sex predators and violent offenders.

However, the register had no recorded address for the 211 sex offenders and lists 109 other offenders as being of “no fixed abode”.

Sex offenders are required to reveal where they live so they can be monitored. If any one goes missing, it is the responsibility of the police force with which they were registered to track them down. (IANS)