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EU warrants 'undermine British law'

PUBLISHED January 31, 2005

Ministers have been criticised for backing European Union plans to allow police to raid the homes of people not suspected of breaking British law.

A Labour-dominated committee of MPs has described the proposal for a European evidence warrant as "deeply disturbing". It says the warrant could be used against a person accused of committing an offence in another EU country even if no British law was broken.