Cambridge (England), Sep 11(ANI): In a shocking decision 4,256 offenders in Britain, including rapists and paedophiles, have been allowed to go free by Cambridgeshire Police with a caution, reprimand or final warning the last one year.
In total 1,485 serious offences involving sex or violence went unpunished due to the decision, which included 10 criminals who were never brought to trial for sexual offences against children aged under 13.
While most rapists were let off after a final warning, the others were cautioned or reprimanded for sexual assault.
The decision by police has provoked an outcry in Britain, where many described the release of offenders as very disturbing.
"Taxpayers will rightly wonder what their money is funding, if not the prosecution and punishment of individuals who are a threat to their safety," The Daily Express quoted Matthew Elliott, CEO of the TaxPayers' Alliance, as saying.
"Cambridgeshire Police should have to explain this state of affairs and reassure taxpayers that they are indeed cracking down on violent crime and doing all they can to keep law-abiding residents safe in their beds," he added.
British Shadow Justice Secretary Dominic Grieve said the Government has failed to build either prisons or provide effective community sentences to ensure criminals see proper justice. (ANI)