Home Secretary Charles Clarke says he will not resign after 1,023 foreign prisoners were freed who should have been deported at the end of their sentence. He said he does not know where most of the offenders, who include three murderers and nine rapists, are.
Among the offenders, five had been convicted of committing sex offences on children, seven had served time for other sex offences, 57 for violent offences and two for manslaughter.
There were also 41 burglars, 20 drug importers, 54 convicted of assault and 27 of indecent assault.
The Home Office said it did not have full details of offences committed by more than 100 of the criminals…