Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Arrest Warrant for Escapee

An arrest warrant was issued today for one of the men who fled while under a control order. What is shocking is not that it has been issued, but that it has taken so long before anyone got round to doing anything about it.

It seems like the Home Office are not taking this seriously. They have refused to provide details of the man which would aid in tracking him down. Besides that, shouldn't breaking a control order lead to an automatic arrest warrant, just like breaking out of prison?

UPDATE: The Evening Standard are reporting that the man was twice given bail, unopposed by the Home Office. He was on trial those times for breaching the control order, yet no one thought it necessary to keep him properly locked away. Now, he has gone on the run and no one knows where he is. How shambolic can this saga become before heads roll?