Sunday, 2 December 2012
Sex assault victim was raped after told 'you don't need the police' by 999 supervisor
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An IPCC report yesterday said a simple computer check would have told the supervisor the woman was a known victim of domestic violence. But the watchdog found that an entry on the call log said background checks had been done when they had not.
Hampshire Constabulary and the supervisor had 'gravely' let down the woman, said the IPCC. The supervisor could now face the sack. Hampshire Assistant Chief Constable David Pryde told the Daily Mirror: 'We failed to provide the appropriate level of service and I am deeply sorry.' But he added the report said it was 'not due to systematic or organisational failings'.
IPCC Commissioner Mike Franklin said: 'It is not possible to say with any certainty whether police attendance would have prevented this very serious sexual assault. 'However, what is clear is that this woman, who was in a vulnerable position, was gravely let down by Hampshire Constabulary and the control room supervisor when she needed their assistance.'