Major police review recommends dropping policy of automatically believing ‘victims’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 23rd, 2018 in news, police, rape, victims by tracey

‘An alleged fantasist known as Nick, gave five different accounts of VIP abuse to the police, but was still regarded as “credible and true”, it has emerged, as a review recommends dropping the policy of automatically believing “victims”. Under the current rules, police forces must believe a person who makes a complaint of rape or sexual assault, in order to give victims the confidence to come forward after an attack. But that policy is now expected to be dropped after a string of allegedly malicious complaints were made against high profile people including politicians and celebrities.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd April 2018