The Court of Appeal has dismissed a legal challenge against the Crown Prosecution Service over its policy on prosecuting serious sexual offences.
End Violence Against Women had said the CPS’ move away from a “merits-based approach” in 2016-18 was “unlawful”.
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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