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Police can be held liable for serious failures in their investigations after a landmark Supreme Court ruling linked to the case of black cab rapist John Worboys. The Metropolitan Police lost their challenge against a ruling which led to two of Worboys' victims winning compensation. Deputy Commissioner Sir Craig Mackey…
The number of victims of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham appears to be even higher than the 1,400 figure which sparked a national outrage, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has said. The NCA is conducting a huge investigation in the South Yorkshire town following the revelations in the 2014 Jay…
A doctor who examined a woman allegedly raped by two Ireland and Ulster rugby players could not determine whether the sexual contact had been consensual, despite intimate injuries. Belfast Crown Court was told the complainant had a one centimetre bleeding laceration on the wall of her vagina, as well as…
A Scottish international aid charity has confirmed it has dealt with two cases of alleged sexual misconduct involving children. The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (Sciaf) said one case involved a junior staff member for a joint organisation with other UK and Irish Catholic charities in Ethiopia, and the other…
Police investigating the attempted rape of a 10-year-old girl have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to. The child was attacked when she became separated from her friends in the Openshaw area of Manchester on Saturday afternoon. Police say a man led the girl to an…
A woman who has accused two Ireland and Ulster rugby players of rape was distressed as footage of her police interview was played to a court. The hour-long video showed an account given to Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) detectives on June 30, 2016, two days after the alleged…
Two Ireland and Ulster rugby players accused of rape boasted on WhatsApp about their sexual exploits, a court has been told. Stuart Olding, 24, and Paddy Jackson, 26, who deny the charges, are accused of attacking a woman at Jackson's home in south Belfast in June 2016. Jackson faces a…
A student accused of rape has received an apology from police and prosecutors after a review into his collapsed trial found that messages undermining the case against him had been missed. The problems with disclosure of evidence were caused by "a combination of error, lack of challenge, and lack of…
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