We have been notified that Lancashire police have confirmed that they have LOST private and sensitive information relating to a rape case. The lost evidence is the victims recorded ABE statement. ABE is Achieving Best Evidence. Lancashire police have LOST this best evidence which is not only crucial to the investigation but is highly confidential and sensitive data of the rape victim that no one seems to know where it is.
The victim is understandable devastated and now will be seeking counselling… and no doubt legal action.
More information will be published in due course.