Police recording of Rotherham rape cases was ‘weak’ - report

Alexis Jay with abuse report

Alexis Jay with abuse report

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The way South Yorkshire Police dealt with rape victims has been dubbed ‘weak’ by the report which said the force showed a ‘disregard’ for vulnerable victims.

A report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary released this week said the way the force dealt with vulnerable people, including vulnerable children who had been victims of sexual assault, was ‘unacceptable’.

It added the way the force recorded such crimes ‘hid the true extent of the picture of crime’, with 24 per cent of examined cases not recorded as crimes when they should have been.


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