In the Media

Police plan new control unit to tackle rape crisis

PUBLISHED August 17, 2005

Rape victims are receiving a postcode lottery in care, a major review set up by the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Ian Blair, will reveal.

The report, due to be published next month, will conclude that, although most investigations are of a suitably high quality, a centrally organised unit would ensure that victims receive a uniform treatment. They are handled at present by local police forces as part of a specialist unit inside CID.