Almost 1,000 investigations into allegations of rape and other serious sexual crimes were dropped by police within 24 hours, leaving them unsolved.

Critics seized on the figures last night and said victims had been denied justice.

However, police maintained that all the crimes were fully investigated despite being closed so quickly.

Reported by The Daily Mail. You can read the full story here. 

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