A Home Office minister has been branded "robotic" and "inadequate" in his response to failings that allowed a convicted Latvian murderer to move to Britain and kill Alice Gross.
Labour MP David Winnick has expressed his anger at a lack of EU border control which led to the Hanwell teenager’s migrant killer, Arnis Zalkalns, into Britain.
The clash came during a heated debate within the Home Affairs Committee where Mr Winnick demanded to know how Zalkalns got into the UK after being jailed in Latvia for murdering his wife.
Arnis Zalkalns, 41, is believed to have murdered 14-year-old Alice in Hanwell and dumped her body in the River Brent last year before committing suicide in Boston Manor Woods.
Immigration Minister James Brokenshire blamed foreign governments, saying Britain could only bar people if their convictions were entered on crime databases.
A flabbergasted Mr Winnick hit back: “Do you think that is any consolation to the parents?
“I consider the explanation inadequate and somewhat robotic.”