New rape guidelines are welcome – if they’re actually followed


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It is always very encouraging to hear the director of public prosecutions, Alison Saunders, and the Metropolitan police’s lead officer on rapes and sexual assaults, Martin Hewitt, saying the right thing about rape. New guidance to help dispel rape myths advises police officers to look at the wider context in which an attacker alleges that consent is given and warning that social media is increasingly used to set up false narratives.

Click here to read the article at The Guardian.