The failings which have lead to a nationwide review of all live rape and serious sexual assault cases were caused by police forces and prosecutors not carrying out “basic” procedure, the Attorney General has suggested.
In a stinging criticism of authorities’ handling a series of failed rape cases, Jeremy Wright QC has said there was “no excuse” and that there was a “substantial problem” with how disclosure protocol is followed. [J4MB emphasis]
He also declined to say whether Alison Saunders, director of public prosecutions, should consider her position, [J4MB emphasis] but said that tackling the issue required a “joint effort” from prosecutors and police. [J4MB: it was “joint effort” from them, driven by Saunders and other harridans, with their mangina allies, which got us into the present mess.]
Mr Wright made the comments yesterday as he revealed he had asked the CPS to review all live cases, [J4MB: Interesting. An admission that Saunders hadn’t made the decision pro-actively.] amid fears that dozens may be compromised by the failure to disclose vital evidence ahead of trial.
Ms Saunders has admitted the review – which will affect every force in England and Wales – will likely result in a number of cases being stopped as others are brought forward. [J4MB: This is clearly at odds with her claim that no innocent men are in prison as a result of false rape and serious sexual assault allegations.]