This CRB-check paranoia won’t stop another Soham

Chris Stevenson, a retired policeman who helped catch Ian Huntley writes in The Times that the ISA’s “stupid rules would not have prevented his crimes”:

How do we prevent such chance encounters happening? We can’t. No amount of legislation, record keeping or checking could prevent this type of crime completely. Thankfully it is extremely rare. Children are far more likely to be killed by a family member or on the roads.