Cops say sorry to rape case stu­dent

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A STU­DENT ac­cused of rape has re­ceived an apol­ogy from po­lice and pros­e­cu­tors af­ter a re­view into his col­lapsed trial found that mes­sages un­der­min­ing the case against him had been missed.

Liam Al­lan (above), 22, spent al­most two years on bail ahead of a trial which was halted at Croy­don Crown Court in De­cem­ber.

More than 57,000 mes­sages were re­cov­ered from the com­plainant’s phone, but only some were served in ev­i­dence.

Com­man­der Richard Smith, of the Metropoli­tan Po­lice, said: “Mr Al­lan re­ceived a per­sonal apol­ogy for the er­rors that were made.”

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