Friday, November 27, 2015

UK: How police chiefs were split over investigation into Leon Brittan

Evidence submitted by Scotland Yard exposed a split between senior officers over the investigation into the rape claim against former home secretary Lord Brittan.

The evidence was heard by MPs on the House of Commons home affairs committee as they examined the Metropolitan Police Service's investigation into the historical allegation of rape against Brittan.

DCI Paul Settle initially led the investigation into the claim that in 1967 Brittan, before he became an MP, raped a 19-year-old student named by Exaro as "Jane" to protect her identity. Settle decided against interviewing Brittan as part of the investigation.

Settle was removed from the case, and a new officer in charge interviewed the form cabinet minister.  (more...)

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