Police: We’re overwhelmed by e-crime

The Metropolitan Police have warned that the UK’s local police forces “can no longer cope” with e-crime, and have called for a national unit to be set up to address the problem.

In a report written by detective chief inspector Charlie McMurdie of the Met‘s specialist crime directorate, published on Thursday, the Met said that a national e-crime unit is needed to tackle cybercrime. This national e-crime unit would act as a central co-ordination point for police officers across the country, who are currently struggling to cope with the threat of e-crime.

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