"Many cases involve young people who repeatedly run away from care homes. Some go missing and are them found and returned by police officers; hundreds of times.
"If we take our eye of the ball the bottom line is that these children could be killed."said an officer from the protecting vulnerable people unit.
And here's a few headlines, among the many hundreds in the UK alone, that show that the police, rather than "taking their eyes off the ball" have for decades actively connived in, aided and abetted and covered up paedophile abuse and child murder.
You couldn't make it up.
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