The case of this sick child being exploited by the Deputy Chief plod to polish his media presence was quite sickening. According to Cur Graeme Watson former, thank God, MEP who pushed the EAW as necessary to combat international crooks eg drug dealers. The police of course given such powers immediately abuse and misuse them. Remember the octogenarian threatened with prosecution under similarly half baked anti terrorist by our wonderful police who turned a blind eye to industrial scale child sex abuse in Rotheram by Pakistanis for fear of being accused of racism.
Ashya King's parents are a soft easy target for plod guaranteeing good national TV coverage, or so they thought until the Hampshire man shot himself in both his size 12s.
Handing more carte blanche powers to the police to misuse and abuse is a huge and oft repeated mistake. It gives the impression of activity and achieves nothing. The newly elected Police Commisioners were supposed to control this but the problem is that they were mainly third rate ex-party hacks. That could be changed by banning party endorsements for these posts but that has obvious enforcement difficulties.
My view is that police should be made more accountable and their decisions open to court challenge. We don't have the best police in the world by standards of efficiency and impartiality. Just as the BBC is now seen to be overpaid and biased so are the police.