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Released under investigation rape & sexual assault

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 20th March 2020.

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Photo of Unmesh Desai Unmesh Desai Labour

How many people did the Met release ‘under investigation’ by the police who had been arrested on suspicion of rape or sexual assault between 3rd April 2018 and 2nd April 2019? If possible, please can you state the average length of time these people were under investigation prior to being charged or charges being dropped.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

2,118 of the people from Q2 were arrested for at least one offence relating to “rape” or “sexual assault”. This includes male and female victims. 288 custody records have a DV Indicator.