Met police stick to their ‘rape alarm’ claim over ‘Night Stars’ arrests

The Metropolitan Police have insisted that they did find rape alarms on the three ‘Night Stars’ volunteers they arrested on the night before the Coronation.

‘Night Stars’ volunteer Suzie Melvin told MPs in the Commons’ Home Affairs Committee that, despite police claims, “None of us have ever handed out a rape alarm.”

So This Writer contacted the Met and asked for a comment on this development.

Here’s the response:

Three people were stopped by officers and arrested in the Soho area on suspicion of conspiracy to commit public nuisance. Among items seized were a number of rape alarms.

The three people – a 37-year-old woman, a 59-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man – were taken to a south London police station, where they were questioned. The 47-year-old man was also further arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

All three have since been released with no further action.

So there we have it. One organisation says one thing, the other says the opposite.

I await with eager anticipation the report of the Home Affairs Committee – and any responses to it.

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5 thoughts on “Met police stick to their ‘rape alarm’ claim over ‘Night Stars’ arrests

  1. kate

    Whatever the truth, it proves that those people who go around saying “If you’re not breaking the law you have nothing to fear” are wrong. That’s a complete lie to justify these awful authoritarian laws which are getting worse and worse.

  2. James

    “a 37-year-old woman, a 59-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man” – from what I can deduce there WERE rape alarms – one each carried by (presumably) the two women. I’m guessing that’s the half-truth peddled by the Met! Rape alarms, yes – but NOT to hand out, just to protect the two women in case… I call this victim blaming by the met – making an appalling situation worse!

  3. Hecuba

    Metropolitan police are serial liars and they even claimed the Night Stars volunteers posed a threat to police horses or some such nonsense! I know who I believe and it is not the corrupt and rotten boy met police!

  4. Tony

    The Met’s claim that Jean Charles de Menezes jumped over a ticket barrier was disproved by the video footage which showed that he stopped to get a free newspaper.
    I am surprised that the tape did not go ‘missing’.

  5. El Dee

    The Met have worded their reply “among items seized” which does not mean they were taken from any individual. AFAIK they were taken from a van that was searched. Which seems to back what those arrested are saying.

    What bothers me is the ‘intel’ they received. They seem to have found alarms and used them as the reason for the arrest..

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