‘Rape’ cop ap­peal fail

The People - - NEWS FEATURES - By Colin Max­imin

A PO­LICE­MAN wanted in An­tigua for rape faces ex­tra­di­tion af­ter los­ing a hu­man rights chal­lenge.

Lon­don-based PC Lee Martin-cramp, 25, ar­gued it would be in­hu­mane for him to be de­tained at the Caribbean is­land’s squalid 18th cen­tury prison.

But An­tigua’s au­thor­i­ties got a judge at West­min­ster mag­is­trates court to sign off the ex­tra­di­tion with an of­fer of ac­com­mo­da­tion.

They agreed to house Martin-cramp on a for­mer US air base with air con­di­tion­ing, a fridge and bath­room. A date for his ex­tra­di­tion has yet to be set.

Met of­fi­cer Mart­in­cramp is sus­pected of raping a stu­dent at a fam­ily wed­ding three years ago.

Scot­land Yard con­firmed he had been sus­pended and will be sub­ject to dis­ci­plinary pro­ce­dures once the crim­i­nal case has been con­cluded.

SCENE: An­tigua

QUIET: Cou­ple’s home

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