UK Daily Mail
Jan 2, 2011
Millions of innocent people have their details stored on police databases after reporting a crime, it emerged today.
Forces across England and Wales have amassed data about people who dial 999 or non-emergency numbers to report their concerns or pass on information.
West Midlands Police, the UK’s second largest force, holds 1.1 million records of people who have reported offences over the past 12 years.
Others, including Lancashire, Cleveland, Avon and Somerset, Gloucestershire, West Mercia and North Wales, hold more than 150,000 each.
Senior officers admitted the information could be used against people as part of any future police investigation.
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