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UK police warn no-deal Brexit will make their job harder

There are only a few weeks to go before the mid-October Brexit deadline set by London and Brussels to strike a withdrawal agreement. (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

British police chiefs said Tuesday (18) they are preparing for a no-deal Brexit but warned that losing access to dozens of EU-wide tools will make it “harder” to protect UK and European citizens. National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) Chair Sara Thornton announced the creation of a new national unit to help her forces adapt to alternative data-sharing and cooperation systems. But she warned the fallback options to tools like the European arrest warrant and Europol will be inferior. “The fallbacks we’re going to have to use will be slower, will be more bureaucratic and it would make it much harder for us to protect UK citizens and… EU citizens,” Thornton said. “We are determined to do everything…

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