150,000 arrest records accidentally wiped from police database

Credit: Sky News- Published on January 15, 2021
Home Secretary Priti Patel must "take responsibility" for the wiping of 150,000 arrest records from police databases, the Labour Party says.

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Published on January 15, 2021 -  00:59
Labour demand answers after arrest records wiped
Labour is demanding answers from Home Secretary Priti Patel after 150,000 arrest records were accidentally wiped from police databases last week. The Home Office said in a statement it was working with police to "assess the impact" of the glitch, which reportedly occurred by accident during a weekly "weeding" session to expunge data. Labour's Shadow Home Secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds has called on Ms Patel to take responsibility for the blunder and provide clarity over its impact. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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