CPS ‘afraid to tackle honour crimes for fear of causing unrest in Asian communities’
Det Sgt Palbinder Singh rwith MetCommissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe at the Metropolitan Police Service Domestic Abuse Achievement Awards 2015
Hannah Summers, Camilla Turner
7 November 2016 • 10:00pm
The Crown Prosecution Service is failing to prosecute honour crimes for fear of causing “unrest” in Asian communities, a Scotland Yard whistleblower has alleged.
Det Sgt Pal Singh disclosed that “apathy” by prosecutors led to the collapse of what could have been the first conviction for forced marriage in England.
He said that the CPS dropped the case despite pleas from the police that “a forced marriage trial would send a strong message to the community”.
Det Sgt Singh has been commended three times by the force for his work in the area over the past year.
It is extremely unusual for a serving police officer to publicly attack…
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