Police to broadcast second anti-rape video tonight

By Matt Hardiker

A new anti-rape video by the Leicestershire Police is aiming to highlight how the loss of evidence can have a major effect on the opportunity to achieve a successful prosecution.

The second part of a two-part film about a fictional rape is set to air tonight (Wednesday, November 8) on social media channels.

The first part, which went online last week, has been viewed by more than 110,000 people and launched a major new campaign about rape.

Screen Shot 2017-11-08 at 15.43.35The second part will be aired at 7.45 tonight on the force’s website, Facebook page and via other social media channels.

It aims to show the events leading up to the attack from the perspective of the Jury.

Assistant Chief Constable Julia Debenham said: “These two films deal with very different issues arising from a fictional rape case. The second part in particular deals with perception and myths, and I believe will make everyone watching it examine their own thoughts and perceptions of what constitutes rape.

“We estimate that only one fifth of all rapes are actually reported to the police, and of that number we are currently only managing to successfully prosecute one in every ten. Perhaps this second film offers an explanation into what that might be the case.”

ACC Debenham added: “The reaction from the public to the campaign has been overwhelmingly positive, and I’m really pleased that the films to date have caught people’s imagination and attention.

“I hope that lots of people will tune in at 7.45pm tonight and watch the second part of our fictional film.”

The second film has been classified by the British Board of Film Classification as a 15 certificate.

Leicestershire Police aired a similar video earlier this year called “Kayleigh’s Love Story” which aimed to tackle child sex abuse and exploitation.

The video went viral within a day and has since been viewed more than 35 million times, receiving the 2017 EVCOM Gold Award in the Social Media category along with six other awards.







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