‘Children still at risk’ from Met Police failings, report says



Children in London are still being put at risk by Met Police investigations into child sexual abuse, six months after a watchdog raised the alarm.

In November HM Inspectorate of Constabulary found 75% of child abuse cases were dealt with “inadequately” or needed improvement.

A new audit found a string of flaws were still apparent in some inquiries.

The Met Police admitted “there is still a lot of work to be done” but said “progress had been made”.

Met Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Graham McNulty said Scotland Yard “fully accepted” the “tough messages” of the initial report.

“The improvements required which will take some time to fully deliver,” he added.

An internal audit team examined 170 case files following a 2016 report by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary

HM Inspector of Constabulary Matt Parr said: “We have started to see some encouraging progress being made.

“We are aware that some actions…

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