Last week Simon Hughes met with London Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe and Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, along with Harriet Harman MP, to discuss the progress the police are making to secure justice for victims of rape and serious sexual offences.
The meeting was part of Simon’s ongoing work following an IPCC’s report into failures of Southwark Police Sapphire Unit that deals with cases of rape and serious sexual offence as part of the Specialist Crime and Operations Directorate at New Scotland Yard.
Commenting on the meeting Simon Hughes said:
I am encouraged to hear the Commissioner’s dedication to improving police handling in this crucial area and of the efforts being made to address past failures. There is still much work to be done and I am committed to continue to work with the police to make sure the victims of these crimes have justice.