Britain could be more vulnerable to terrorism and organised crime after Brexit if the Government fails to secure access to Europol's intelligence sharing. That is a claim made by the agency's UK director in an interview with Sky News.
Rob Wainwright warned that security threats in Europe had grown over the last year and it was more important than ever that police in different nations worked together to tackle terrorism and crime.
He said: "I have seen how threats of terrorism and organised crime have become more global and the need for greater international police cooperation is absolutely essential to keep us safe. "Mechanisms such as Europol provide an important part of the way in which the law enforcement community in Britain and other countries around Europe can discharge those responsibilities."
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