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Angiolini report shows Met must do more to support survivors of rape and sexual offences - Joanne McCartney AM

Commenting on the Dame Elish Angiolini review into investigation and prosecution of rape cases, Labour’s London Assembly Policing spokesperson Joanne McCartney AM said:

“Rape can be life shattering for survivors and this report shows that whilst progress has been made encouraging victims of rape and sexual offences to come forward there is still a lot more the Met needs to do. The recommendations highlight the vital role the police have to play in supporting survivors, however without more resource, the rapidly growing workload risks becoming a barrier to effective justice.

“Getting to grips with this challenge and providing a survivor-centred approach will require sustained investment from the Met, as well as a real effort to train specialist officers. With a further £800m planned to be axed from the Met budget in the next few years, the Commissioner needs to ensure these recommendations are implemented as soon as possible, we do not want to see them lost to budget cuts.”

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