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Rape complainant gets Metropolitan Police payout

A woman who made a rape complaint that was not properly investigated by police has reached an out-of-court settlement with Scotland Yard.

The woman reported the attack aged 15, in 2005, but during the Met Police investigation evidence was lost.

The judge at the trial of her alleged attacker branded it a "disgrace". The defendant was later acquitted.

Scotland Yard, which is to pay out £15,000, has acknowledged the failings and said changes have been made since.

  • 13 Dec 2012