British police apologise for messages about rape, beating women and racist slurs


Britain's interior minister, Priti Patel, said the London police force had a problem with its culture. Photo: Handout/AFP

British police apologised recently after an investigation found that officers had discussed beating women and made racist and homophobic slurs and that one officer had messaged a female colleague to say he would rape her.

Confidence in London's police service has been shaken by a series of revelations in recent years, including that one of its officers stopped a woman, Sarah Everard, before abducting, raping and murdering her.

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