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Arrest warrants: Police hunt more than 30,000 suspects

More than 30,000 people are wanted by police in the UK on outstanding arrest warrants, official data shows.

Many are suspects who have failed to turn up for court cases.

Detailed police figures supplied by some forces to the BBC show that 14% of warrants related to violent crimes and 3% to sex crimes.

Campaigners say it is "disturbing" that justice is not being achieved and could lead to more people becoming victims.

Nicola Beckford reports.

  • 22 Mar 2012
  • From the section UK
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