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Police warn of impact of European justice powers
Date 13/09/2010 22:42  Author webmaster  Hits 1057  Language Global
13 SEP 2010

Britain's top police officers have issued an official warning about the serious impact that new European justice powers could have on their work.

By Andrew Gilligan ¦ Telegraph

Commander Allan Gibson, the Association of Chief Police Officers' spokesman on extradition, confirmed that he had written to the Government expressing concern over the European Investigation Order (EIO).

Under the measure, agreed by the Coalition in July, foreign police will have the power to order British forces to carry out investigations, house and body searches and surveillance in this country on their behalf.

They will also be able to demand Britons' bank records, DNA profiles and other sensitive personal details.

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