Beth | Bullied out of county x2

Watched your report, of how women who TRY to report rape are spoken to. Sadly I tried but detectives response was it was all a waste of tax payers money! Couldn’t believe my ears. So I pursued it but their determination to brush it under the carpet prevailed. I was called all sorts of things, mentally ill, narcissistic, naive, unsympathetic, old, lazy, poor, vulnerable, personality disorder !! All this by people who don’t know me and all because I tried to report one rape. Unbelievable. How they worked so hard to judge/ rubbish me but let the rapist off!!!! Crazy system. Totally corrupt. I wish I’d known how other women were spoken to too and how they felt: what they did about it. I believe my harsh treatment was because I wouldn’t go away. I wanted justice. Instead I despair. I’ll never get justice- even the rapist resurfaced to bully me. Even after I’d moved out of the area.

Constabulary: Suffolk Constabulary

Did you report it to the police?: Yes

Your ethnicity: White British

Have you experienced suicidality due to this?: Thoughts/feelings

Are you disabled as defined under the Equality Act 2010?: No

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