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Met Police urge abuse victims to come forward

PUBLISHED: 14:44 23 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:44 23 March 2015

Victims are being urged to come forward. Picture posed by model

Victims are being urged to come forward. Picture posed by model

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Historical allegations of impropriety by officers investigated

The Met Police have urged victims of sexual abuse to continue to come forward and report it - despite claims of cover-ups.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Steve Rodhouse, who was interviewed on the Today programme on Radio 4 on Saturday, said: “We understand that it is difficult, but these cases can only progress if victims and witnesses come forward with confidence.

“We do think we are getting somewhere with these wider inquiries and we are seeing people coming forward.

“We will go where the evidence takes us, without fear or favour.”

The Independent Police Complaints Commission and the Met are investigating historical allegations of impropriety by police officers when dealing with allegations of sexual abuse between 1970 and 2005.

Anyone with information about abuse, or impropriety by officers, should call police on 101.

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