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Blunkett admits organised crime 'problem'

PUBLISHED December 8, 2004

David Blunkett admitted today that Britain's law enforcement forces were "not always one step ahead" of serious criminals, echoing the concerns of the man due to head the UK's proposed FBI-style agency.

The home secretary was speaking at the beginning of the second reading of the organised crime and police bill. The bill, which was announced in the Queen's speech last month, envisages the creation of a Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca).