Shake-up after rape failings

The Metropolitan Police is planning a major shake-up of its rape investigation unit - after a series of serious failings.

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Officer numbers boosted

Scotland Yard Credit: PA

It comes after a number of failings. Detectives at a unit in Southwark were found to have pressured victims to drop charges to boost performance figures.

Today the current head of the central Sapphire command Detective Chief Superintendent Mick Duthie said officer numbers dealing with sexual exploitation including grooming gangs would be boosted.

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