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Police rape investigations criticised by watchdogs

Police have been criticised by watchdogs for failing to spot links between sex attacks and for not identifying rapists early enough.

The Inspectorate of Constabularies and the Crown Prosecution Service inspectorate said that intelligence had to be used in a more systematic way.

They said detectives had got better at apprehending sex attackers.

Tom Symonds reports.

  • 28 Feb 2012
  • From the section UK