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  • Sexual crimes might be reaching a record high in England and Wales, but prosecutions keep falling
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    New data shows sex crimes have reached a record high in England and Wales

  • Needle spiking: what it’s like to be spiked by injection while on a night out
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    “I was spiked by injection on a night out - this is what I want people to know”

  • Child Q: hundreds of protestors demand justice for 15-year-old Black girl strip-searched by Met Police
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    The headteacher of the school where Child Q was strip-searched has stepped down

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Reclaim These Streets just won its high court case against the Met over the handling of Sarah Everard’s vigil
News

The Met’s “hopeless” attempt to overturn the Sarah Everard vigil ruling has been rejected

Two High Court judges described some of the Met’s proposed grounds of appeal as “hopeless attempts to challenge reasoned factual conclusions”.

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Lauren Geall
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Amy Beecham
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Rape survivors are suffering and being “systematically” failed at the hands of the justice system, as two-thirds of adult rape investigations are dropped
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Two-thirds of rape prosecutions are being dropped as victims are “systematically failed” by police

The new report has been condemned for its “unacceptably low numbers”.

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Amy Beecham
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Bobbi-Anne McLeod murder: 2 men are being questioned after body found in Devon
News

A man has admitted to the murder of 18-year-old Bobbi-Anne McLeod

Cody Ackland, 24, reportedly showed “no emotion” as he was told he’d be jailed for life.

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Amy Beecham
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The back of a Metropolitan Police officer
News

Twitter users are responding in outrage to the Met’s strip-search of a 15-year-old Black girl

“We need more than outrage. We need change.”

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Lauren Geall
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Lauren Geall
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Protestors set off 1,000 rape alarms to mark one year since the infamous Sarah Everard vigil

The demonstration took place outside Charing Cross police station.

Mair Howells
Entertainment

Meet the woman fighting the UK’s spiking epidemic

Campaigner Mair Howells is on a mission to tackle a disturbing spate of violence.

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Christobel Hastings
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Domestic abuse and coercive control: woman silhouette hand on window
Opinion

Will the horrific Aston Greenwood case finally make people take coercive control seriously?

After yet another barbaric case of domestic violence, it’s time for the UK to finally start paying attention to the dangers of coercive control.

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Meg Walters
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Sarah Everard trial: Wayne Couzens has begun an appeal against his whole life sentence for her murder
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The Met officers who shared “offensive” messages with Sarah Everard’s killer have been charged

The three officers will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 16 March.

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Amy Beecham
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Cressida Dick has resigned as commissioner of the Metropolitan Police after being accused of failing to deal with a culture of misogyny and racism
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What the reactions to Cressida Dick’s resignation tell us about tackling misogynistic culture

Campaigners have called it an an individual solution to an institutional problem.

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Amy Beecham
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Operation Hotton: investigation reveals Met police officers made rape threats and joked about domestic violence in vile Whatsapp messages
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‘Jokes’ about raping women and Black children dying revealed in shocking Met police report

A probe led by the Independent Office for Police Conduct found a culture of misogyny, sexualisation and racism defended as ‘banter’.

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Amy Beecham
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Dr Konstancja Duff received compensation after she was taunted by officers following her arrest in May 2013.
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The Met has apologised for “sexist, derogatory” language used against a woman during a strip search

Dr Konstancja Duff received compensation after she was taunted by officers following her arrest in May 2013.

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Amy Beecham
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Lauren Geall
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An inquiry into Sarah Everard’s murder will look into whether any “red flags” were missed

But campaigners say the inquiry lacks the power to address wider institutional issues.

Two police officers from above
News

The Met police is facing backlash for its bizarre new ‘women’s safety’ initiative

“This is a step-by-step tutorial of how to do the absolute most while actually doing the absolute least to protect women.”

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Lauren Geall
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Policing bill: the law will change to allow domestic abuse victims more time to report crimes
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The law is changing to allow domestic abuse victims longer to report crimes

The changes are being added to the proposed PCSC bill.

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Amy Beecham
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Lauren Geall
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Flowers at the vigil for Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman
News

Mina Smallman speaks out after the officers who took photos of her daughters’ bodies are jailed

“There is more work to be done.”

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Lauren Geall
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Police: data shows more than a quarter of UK police forces ‘do not meet vetting guidelines’
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More than 2,500 police officers are currently serving in the UK without being vetted

The murder of Sarah Everard by police officer Wayne Couzens shone a spotlight on police vetting procedures.

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Amy Beecham
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Channel 4 Rape Who's On Trial
TV

The 5 biggest revelations from Channel 4’s Rape: Who’s On Trial? documentary

With rape convictions and trust in the police at an all-time low, this documentary takes us right inside the broken criminal justice process.

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Morgan Cormack
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An illustration of a phone with a mouse hovering over it
News

Why this small change in the law means a huge deal to rape victims

The government has agreed to amend the PCSC bill to put an end to unnecessary “digital strip searches”.

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Lauren Geall
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Lauren Geall
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Mina Smallman reacts to the Met’s apology for the way her daughters’ murders were handled

“The time for apologies has long gone.”

Female ex-police officers are whistleblowing on male violence against women within the force
News

“Sexist and sick”: female ex-police officers are exposing the behaviour of male colleagues

“The police force you see on the streets is not the same that you see behind closed doors.”

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Amy Beecham
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