The Metropolitan Police investigation of a rape allegation against the late Lord Brittan was “fully justified”, a review has concluded.
Scotland Yard has faced criticism over its handling of the case but the report said the alleged victim’s account was “far from fanciful”.
But the review – by Dorset Police – agreed the case was more “likely to lead to acquittal than conviction”.
Lord Brittan died last year unaware the inquiry against him had been dropped.
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