The UK police have introduced a new computer system that will allow various UK law enforcement and intelligence agencies to to share intelligence on over 15 million people, new reports confirmed.
The move follows a recommendation from the Bichard Inquiry, which emphasised the need for a National Police Database, following the horrifying Soham murders back in 2002.
It was found back then that the police had failed miserably in uncovering the details of charges against one Ian Huntley, who, almost a year later, murdered two innocent children named Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells, both just 10 years old.
Holly Well’s father, Kevin Wells, is glad that the police have finally updated the system that could have saved his daughter. He even called the creation of this new system a “defining moment”, that would eventually make the lives of criminals much harder, especially those who try to escape the law by exploiting police-force borders.
"In much the same way as we've privately shared our positive feelings and views to you and the team, there does exist a desire to shout about this achievement and herald its successful arrival to a wider audience,” Wells wrote in a letter to NPIA, BBC News reports.