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Almost all rapists don't see inside of a court room, Starmer tells Sunak

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Almost all rapists don’t see inside of a court room, Starmer tells Sunak

Sir Keir Starmer quizzed Rishi Sunak on how women and girls can have confidence in the criminal justice system “when almost all rapists don’t see the inside of a courtroom”.

Mr Starmer made his comments as he pressed the prime minister to introduce mandatory national standards for police vetting following the murder of Sarah Everard.

During Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday (6 March), the Labour leader said: Sarah Everard’s murder should have been a watershed moment on policing reform, but the sad reality is the victims of rape who have the courage and bravery to come forward have just a 2.4 percent chance of their perpetrators being caught.”

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