The Women's Resource Centre, a charity which supports women's organisations has condemned Metropolitan Police after an IPCC report found officers had pressurised women to drop rape claims:
Yet another catastrophic outcome for women and children as a result of serious and endemic institutionalised failings within the police, and even more worryingly within a specific unit of the police set up to deal with rape and sexual violence.
They are obviously not fit for purpose! When will the institutionalised sexism obviously rife across the country be properly and satisfactorily addressed? Furthermore, in the wake of £3billion worth of cuts to the women’s sector under this coalition government, when will the life-saving work of women's charitable organisations be fully resourced to ensure appropriate support is available to women who have experienced such heinous crimes?
More top news
At least 14 people have been killed after an overcrowded bus slipped off a mountain road and fell 980ft in Nepal.
A man in his 70s has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Elsie Frost more than 50 years ago.
A challenge to the decision not to take further action against Sir Cliff Richard over alleged sex offences has been dismissed.