A shocking 13,000 killers, paedophiles and rapists are missing from the national DNA database, it emerged last night.
The convicts, all of whom are at liberty, may have been able to get away with further crimes because of the gaping hole in the system.
Home Secretary Theresa May told MPs she had asked police to track down the murderers and sex attackers to obtain DNA samples.
But chief constables, who have complained about a shortage of funding, refused to give a blanket promise that they would succeed. The Association of Chief Police Officers said only that forces would ‘consider diverting resources’ to the mission.
Well two things here on this one…
Firstly, isn’t the Home Sec in charge of the cops? So I think ACPO should do more than ‘consider’ getting the samples?
Secondly, oh the hell with it..