Metropolitan Police failure to charge Alaksur Rahman (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4094
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will MOPAC investigate why the Metropolitan Police decided to take no further action when they arrested Alaksur Rahman after he assaulted a woman in June last year and which allowed him to sexually assault a second woman ten days later?

Answer

Answer for Metropolitan Police failure to charge Alaksur Rahman (1)

Answer for Metropolitan Police failure to charge Alaksur Rahman (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The decision not to charge Mr Rahman after the initial incident was not a police decision. After the suspect was arrested and interviewed for the first offence the case was referred to the CPS for a decision on charging, who determined that no further action be taken. 

Upon receipt of the second allegation and the subsequent investigation, links were made with the original offence. Both matters were again referred to the CPS who determined that Mr Rahman should be charged with both offences.