Met Police to conduct urgent review after rape trial collapse
The Met Police is to hold an "urgent" review of a rape case after being accused of failing to disclose vital evidence.
Liam Allan, 22, was charged with 12 counts of rape and sexual assault but his trial collapsed after police were ordered to hand over phone records.
A computer disk containing 40,000 messages revealed the alleged victim pestered Mr Allan for "casual sex".
Prosecution barrister Jerry Hayes accused police of "pure incompetence".
The charges against the criminology student were dropped three days into the trial at Croydon Crown Court when Mr Hayes took over the case.
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