Met Police ” smear ” rape victim in Fernbridge investigation

May 27, 2014

David Hencke

More damaging revelations are published today on the Exaro website about the Met Police’s handling of a victim who came forward saying she was raped in her youth by a man who went on to become a prominent Tory Cabinet minister.

My colleague Mark Conrad reports that ” Jane” who brought the allegations to the Met Police is extremely upset that not only did they not put the allegations to the ex-minister but told other people about her medical record which could cast doubt on the validity of her claims.

She told Exaro:“I am very angry. My medical history has nothing to do with the statements that I gave to the police about the rape. I volunteered information on my background and medical history to the police, and expected that it would be treated in confidence.”

This suggests that this particular case has not been well handled. I have met…

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