Rape Victims Face 'Postcode Lottery' of Lack of Qualified Forensic Staff; DEMAND FOR MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT TO CONVICT RAPISTS
Byline: MADELEINE BRINDLEY
RAPE victims are being let down and criminals are walking free because of a lack of qualified medical experts, a leading Welsh doctor has claimed.
The British Medical Association Wales has raised serious concerns about the "patchy" provision of trained forensic medical examiners who deal with rape cases.
And a support group has spoken of how rape victims in Wales face a postcode lottery in relation to conviction rates.
Forensic medical examiners (FME) provide healthcare and forensic assessment to people in custody at the request of a police service.
But they also examine rape and child sex abuse victims and …
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Publication information: Article title: Rape Victims Face 'Postcode Lottery' of Lack of Qualified Forensic Staff; DEMAND FOR MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT TO CONVICT RAPISTS. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: July 28, 2010. Page number: 6. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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