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The Met’s Sapphire unit is a team of specialist officers who investigate only rape and serious sexual assault cases

Detective charged with misconduct in handling rape and sexual assault cases

A detective has been charged with misconduct in public office over a string of allegations relating to his handling of rape and sexual assault investigations.

Lord Brittan has admitted receiving a file with allegations of an abuse network

Pressure mounts over file on alleged Westminster paedophile ring

The Government is facing questions over the disappearance of a dossier detailing an alleged paedophile ring operating within Westminster.

Teresa May appoints Baroness Nuala O’Loan to head up inquiry into the notorious unsolved Daniel Morgan murder case

The quest for the truth over Britain’s most notorious unsolved murder received a major boost today after a well respected former Northern Ireland police ombudsman was appointed to lead an independent inquiry into the case.

Met deleted details of sex and racial discrimination against female detective

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has said he was “dismayed” to learn that evidence of sex and racial discrimination against a female detective had been deleted from an internal report by other officers.

Lord Brittan issues statement on alleged Westminster paedophile ring

Former Home Secretary insists he investigated dossier handed to him in the 80s

Freddie Scappaticci, codenamed Stakeknife, in 1974; and pictured bottom left at an IRA funeral in 1987

Phone hacking exclusive: The News of the World, the army's IRA mole and more questions for Rupert Murdoch

Phone records of IRA terror informant went to News International

Andy Coulson arrives at the Old Bailey yesterday, before hearing that the jury had failed to reach verdicts on the two outstanding charges against him

Hacking trial exclusive: Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson cautioned by police in corporate investigation

Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson have both been cautioned by police investigating a possible corporate prosecution of Rupert Murdoch’s UK media empire for hacking and bribing offences, it can be disclosed today

Selhouk Behdjet was murdered in 1994

Murder victim Selhouk Behdjet’s family not told about Met Police corruption fears

Selhouk Behdjet’s family learned of the alleged police corruption that tainted the original investigation into his death only after being contacted by The Independent.

Layla Holliday, whose father Selhouk Behdjet was murdered in 1994

Exclusive: Major murder case collapses in new 'police corruption' scandal

Major case dropped after prosecutors found links with officers who were under investigation

Lord Coe is regarded as ‘a great leader’ by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson

Job description for new BBC chairman tweaked – so that Seb Coe can work three days a week

Lord Coe is regarded as ‘a great leader’ by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson

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