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Plans announced to improve rape case conviction rates

Plans aimed at improving the conviction rate for rape in courts in England and Wales are launched by the Director of Public Prosecutions..

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Action plan announced to tackle rape issues

A generic view of police tape at a crime scene in Manchester. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Archive

New measures have been set out to tackle falling conviction rates in rape cases and the issues that prevent them from successfully going through the courts.

The new national rape action plan will tackle the barriers that rape cases face in the criminal justice system, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.

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