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Rape awareness campaign launched in the Midlands

Model poses as a rape victim waiting to be seen by the doctor Credit: PA

StopRapeNow.co.uk is a new campaign launched today by police, health, councils and support agencies across the Warwickshire and West Mercia region.

It aims to challenge the public’s understanding of consent.

Based on reporting to the police, there is an increase in the number of rapes committed during the summer months, particularly among young people, and the campaign aims to help address this.

New anti-rape campaign launched as number of offences increases in summer

Police say the StopRapeNow.co.uk campaign is in response to the increase in offences taking place in the summer

A new anti-rape campaign is being launched today in the Warwickshire and West Mercia regions to challenge people's views on what is sexual consent. Police say the StopRapeNow.co.uk campaign is in response to the increase in offences taking place in the summer.

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Four West Mercia officers praised

Four officers from the West Mercia Police Force who rescued two people from a burning car have been recognised at last night's Police Bravery Awards.

"The sheer persistence of these officers in such deadly conditions is testimony to their professionalism and dedication to duty. Without their intervention, more lives would undoubtedly have been lost. They all put the safety of others before that of their own. Their actions were truly astounding."

– Paul McKeever, Chairman of the Police Federation

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