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Police probe abusive voicemail claim by Alex Faragher

20 February 2014 Last updated at 12:59 GMT

A police force has apologised after two officers allegedly left an abusive message on the phone of a woman who had made an assault allegation.

Alex Faragher, 19, of Birmingham, overheard herself apparently being referred to in sexist terms during an expletive-strewn conversation, the Birmingham Mail reported.

The officers did not appear to know they were leaving a voicemail.

West Midlands Police said a gross misconduct investigation was ongoing.

Ms Faragher told the paper she had contacted the police in January.