There are more than 400 criminals that have been on the run for more than five years, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Daily Mail report:

More than 400 wanted criminals, including murderers, paedophiles and rapists, have been at large in Britain for more than five years.

The dangerous offenders should have been returned to prison after committing fresh crimes or breaking the rules of their early release.

But they have evaded the police and are instead walking the streets. Critics said the criminals posed a ‘tremendous risk’ to the public.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.