Police today refused to name ten long term on-the-run suspects – including some wanted for murder and rape – because they said it would be an unfair breach of their privacy.

In an extraordinary move West Midlands Police refused to identify the group who have been wanted for a least a decade.

They cited “data protection rights.”

Reported by the Birmingham Mail. You can read the full story here. 

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