Rape complainants’ lawyers to challenge CPS over dropped cases

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Rape complainants’ lawyers to challenge CPS over dropped cases

Prosecutors in England and Wales were urged to take more risk-averse approach in rape cases

Lawyers for rape complainants who have been “failed” by the criminal justice system are preparing to launch a legal challenge against the Crown Prosecution Service, the Guardian has learned.

The Centre for Women’s Justice charity was compiling evidence that the CPS had dropped cases with strong evidence, often at the last minute, according to lawyers.

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