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Government refuses to name 960 wanted fugitives

960 convicted prisoners on the run, of which 47 are deemed dangerous, are being given anonymity by t

The Ministry of Justice said it is reviewing its policy on the naming of fugitives after The Sun today revealed that 960 wanted criminals are being given anonymity.

After filing a Freedom of Information request, The Sun reports today that 960 freed prisoners are on the run and that 47 of them are deemed dangerous and are "high risk" or "very high risk". All are on the run after breaking the terms of their release or committing new crimes.

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Dominic Ponsford is editor of Press Gazette