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By David Hanson MP / Latest News / 0 Comments

Northern Ireland Questions: Impact of Leaving the EU on Northern Ireland Policing

Today, I asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers MP, what assessment has her department made on the negative impact leaving the EU will have on the police in Northern Ireland.

All UK police forces benefit from the UK being in the EU because of the European Arrest Warrant. This allows the police to send out a warrant to all EU member states so that people who have committed a crime can be pulled back to the UK and face justice.

11,217 arrests have taken place since 2004 because of our right as a member to use the European Arrest Warrant.