The EU arrest warrant was used to arrest Marek Harcar in 2008. He assaulted, abducted, brutally raped and murdered my beloved daughter and then fled back to Slovakia. Thanks to the dedication of the Strathclyde police, the cooperation of the Slovakian police and the EU arrest warrant, this serial criminal was brought back to the UK and is serving a minimum of 25 years in prison and will then be deported. When the lord advocate announced his criminal conviction at the end of his trial (and 13 previous convictions, at least four for violence), I thought a mistake had been made in letting him into the UK. I was appalled to learn that it was the norm for EU citizens to come in unchecked.
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