Woman abandons rape case in despair at legal process

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Metropolitan police and CPS errors left complainant enduring five years of delays

A woman who endured five years of delays due to Crown Prosecution Service and Metropolitan police errors in pursuing a rape case is abandoning the legal process in despair.

The CPS has apologised to the complainant, now in her mid-twenties, for mistakes involving police and prosecutors who failed to communicate with one another while the suspect skipped bail and a European arrest warrant (EAW) went missing.

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