The police admits they have no idea whether the fugitive speedboat killer Jack Shepherd, 31, fled the country
- Officers do not have a database of who has left the country, Scotland Yard said
- The police said they do not have the resources of a counter-terror probe to find him
- Shepherd was convicted of manslaughter because of the death of Charlotte Brown, 24
Tim Stickings for Mailonline
The police do not know whether fugitive speedboat killer Jack Shepherd has fled the country, it has come to the fore.
Detectives do not have a database of who has left the country and do not have the resources of a counter-terrorism operation, said Scotland Yard.
Shepherd, 31, was convicted of manslaughter in his absence after his speedboat was turned over in the Thames and his 24-year-old date Charlotte Brown drowned.
Jack Shepherd, left, was found guilty of manslaughter after Charlotte Brown, right, died on his speedboat in the Thames. The police have admitted that they do not know if he is in Britain
A police spokesman told the Sunday Telegraph: "We have no idea whether he is in the country or not … we do not know for sure.
& # 39; If there are more agents in the case, we might be able to do something. If this was a counter-terrorism operation, we might be able to do something. & # 39;
The case was harder than usual due to the time frame of & # 39; many months & # 39; and because it was not known what Shepherd would have left from, they said.
Earlier this month the police was & # 39; not a tangible trace & # 39; from Shepherd since he first appeared in court.
His passport was not confiscated because he had met the conditions for bail last year, police said.
Ministers led the call for Shepherd to have the legal assistance cut off until he returns to appear in court.
The depicted boat capsized near the Wandsworth bridge in central London and threw both Shepherd and Ms. Brown into the cold water
Sajid Javid called the situation heartbreaking & # 39; and said: & # 39; Her parents have suffered enough and Mr. Shepherd has to give up immediately. & # 39;
Web designer Shepherd, 30, tried to impress Mrs. Brown after she met her on the OkCupid dating website.
They took champagne on board the speedboat for a trip along the Palace of Westminster on their date in 2015.
On images from mobile phones, Mrs. Brown could hear that she shouted so quickly. while Shepherd drove more than twice the speed limit of 12 knots.
The boat capsized near Wandsworth Bridge in central London when he landed in a sunken block after a drunken Shepherd encouraged his date to go to the helm.
They were both thrown into the cold water and Mrs. Brown died after she was unconsciously pulled out of the river and did not respond.