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Manchester police have ‘massive backlog’ of uncharged suspects due to IT issue

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Officers have been sending home suspects they cannot charge due to computer problemsPolice in Greater Manchester have been unable to charge many suspects since the introduction of a new £27m computer system, leading to a massive backlog, lawyers have claimed.Robert Moussalli, a lawyer specialising in cases involving children and young people, said police had sent suspects home from stations following their arrests because they were unable to charge them due to problems with a new IT system introduced last month. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/aug/15/manchester-police-have-massive-backlog-of-uncharged-suspects-due-to-it-issue

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Publish date : 2019-08-15 15:02:38

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