Officers get a new database

A NEW police database has been launched which will allow Thorne and district officers to quickly share information on crimes with other forces.

It has been brought in following an inquiry into failings in police intelligence sharing which led to the 2002 murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in Soham.

Police failed to disclose details of allegations against school caretaker Ian Huntley a year before he killed the ten-year-olds.

The Police National Database brings together 150 separate computer systems, with intelligence from the 43 forces in England and Wales.

It copies existing intelligence and information from police forces’ systems, allowing officers to search for suspects, vehicles, locations and other information held across the country.