Helen | Former prostitute raped

My mother shared with me a story that haunted her. She lived in West London in the late 1960s in a flat. There was a young family who lived above her. The young mother was reported to have worked as a prostitute in the past, but she had settled down and married a man who did not know about her past life.
My mother recalls police officers repeatedly coming to this lady’s home and she would hear her scream as they raped her. My mother was a young immigrant from the Caribbean and she was terrified. She wanted to call for help, but who can you report the police to?

I wish I knew how to get justice but its been 50 years, but I hate those officers.

Constabulary: Metropolitan Police Service

Timespan: 50 years ago

Did you report it to the police?: Prefer not to say

Your ethnicity: Prefer Not To Say


Illustration by Danny Noble

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