Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer
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False allegations of rape 'have devastating effects'

The Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer, has warned that police may not be pursuing rape allegations as rigorously as they should because they fear some women may be making it up.

He gave the warning as the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) published figures for England and Wales showing that on average two people a month are prosecuted for falsely accusing people of rape.

Mr Starmer, explained to the BBC that false allegation cases were "serious but rare".

  • 13 Mar 2013
  • From the section UK
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