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
A nine-year-old child who had the world's first double-hand transplant has celebrated a year since surgery.
Corbyn's opponents present the Virgin Trains saga as a question of integrity but supporters will see him taking on a corporate giant.
Brazilian police also said they were investigating bank statements, amid suspicion of money laundering tied to the illegal ticketing ring.