The police could face a crisis unless action is taken now to improve the way they handle digital crime, says a report.

An e-crime study by the IPPR think-tank says there is a huge backlog of so-called e-crimes and a serious shortage of skills to deal with them.

If police skills are not improved, the report warns that victims of e-crime could take action into their own hands.

More liaison with industry experts is crucial, it recommends.

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