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14 May 2019

NCA calls for extra funding to fight organised crime

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

The scale of serious organised crime in this country is “truly staggering”, the head of the National Crime Agency has warned, claiming it kills more people every year than terrorism, war and natural disasters combined.

Lynne Owens called for £2.7 billion in funding over the next three years to tackle everything from the huge rise in child abuse on the ‘dark web’ to county lines gangs.