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Police shake-up over missing person cases

Police in England and Wales are to stop sending officers to every report of a missing person, to help focus resources on cases where people are most at risk.

There are about 900 reports a day of those whose whereabouts are unknown and police have to investigate each one.

From April, police will launch a full investigation only for people whose disappearance is out of character or who are thought to be at risk.

Danny Shaw reports.

  • 20 Mar 2013
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