Public trust in police revealed amid wave of misogyny and sexual violence scandals

Exclusive: Majority of people polled unhappy with government’s response to policing scandals

Lizzie Dearden
Home Affairs Editor
Monday 30 January 2023 13:14 GMT
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More than 40 per cent of British people no longer trust the police amid an avalanche of scandals over police misogyny and sexual violence.

Exclusive polling for The Independent by Savanta suggests that the opinion of almost half of women in the UK has worsened over the past two years – a period marred by the murder of Sarah Everard.

The survey was conducted days after serial rapist David Carrick admitted abusing 12 women over two decades, while the Metropolitan Police repeatedly decided not to sack him over domestic abuse reports.

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