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Police chief demands review after rape complainant's death

Manchester's police and crime commissioner calls for an urgent "root and branch reform" of how alleged victims and witnesses are treated after a woman fell to her death from a Rochdale car park days after a man accused of raping her was acquitted.

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GMP: 'Terribly sad end' to a long and difficult case

I would firstly like to offer my condolences to the family of the woman who has sadly died. Our thoughts are with the family at what is clearly a traumatic time for them and we will be offering them as much support and welfare as they need over the coming days and weeks.

The woman had been a complainant in a case that recently concluded at court, and throughout that process specially-trained officers from Greater Manchester Police had been providing her with regular support and advice.

This is a terribly sad end to what has been a long and difficult case.

A full investigation will be carried out to establish the circumstances leading up to this woman's death and it is important, especially for the woman's family, that we do not speculate about what may have happened until all the facts are known.

– Assistant Chief Constable Dawn Copley

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