Court of Appeal rejects claim CPS approach to rape prosecution was ‘unlawful’

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a legal challenge against the Crown Prosecution Service over its policy on prosecuting serious sexual offences.

The group had claimed the change led to a “shocking and unprecedented” fall in rape cases leading to criminal charges.

But the court agreed with the CPS that that the change in guidance “was not a change of legal substance”.

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By / Published On: March 15th, 2021 / Tags: , , / Categories: Crime, News, Vulnerable Adults /

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