Met quizzed on rape failings

A police chief has told members of the London Assembly that he doesn't know where officers involved in the Southwark rape reporting scandal are now working.

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Met rape unit criticised

The Independent Police Complaints Comission (IPCC) has published a report highlighting failings in the working practices of the Southwark Sapphire Unit - a police department dedicated to investigating serious sexual violence.

It found that officers there wrote off allegations as "no crimes", so they could reduce the number of unsolved cases on their books and meet official crime detection targets.

Ronke Phillips reports.

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