Priti Patel faces growing pressure over deletion of police records

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Keir Starmer calls on home secretary to take responsibility for ‘fiasco’ as officers begin to report ‘near misses’

Priti Patel is under mounting pressure to give a full account of a police computer error, which may have affected more than 400,000 crime records.

The Labour leader, Keir Starmer, the former director of public prosecutions, highlighted the gravity of the issue on Saturday and that some of the lost files pertained to live investigations. He urged the home secretary to take responsibility for the fiasco.

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