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Monday, June 12, 2006

 

Women told ‘drink less’ to avoid rape

`A police chief sparks controversy today by suggesting the number of rapes in Scotland could be substantially reduced if women drank less.

Neil Richardson, assistant chief constable of Lothian and Borders Police, bases his claim on new research which identified victims’ alcohol consumption as significant in a third of attacks.

The senior officer said “a lot” of the 1,100 rapes a year could be prevented “by people not allowing themselves to be in a vulnerable position”.’




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