20/09/2021

PSNI Apologies Again For 'Victim Blaming' Leaflet

Leaflets distributed to students allegedly linking rape victims alcohol consumption as a cause of being attacked were distributed by PSNI officers "in error".

The PSNI has admitted that its officers distributed the leaflets, which state: "Alcohol is the number one rape drug. How much have you taken already?"
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According to a report by BBC NI, the leaflets were given out at Ulster University's Magee Campus last week.

The PSNI have said the leaflet "does not reflect, in any way, how the Police Service of Northern Ireland views or treats victims of sexual crime", BBC NI reported.

It is understood, that the PSNI have previously apologised for distributing the same leaflets in February 2020 and an internal investigation has been launched to establish how the same leaflets where put back into circulation.


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