Critics claim prosecutors have modified their decision-making in sexual assault cases

The Crown Prosecution Service is to face a judicial review challenge over allegedly covert policy changes that are blamed for a dramatic collapse in the number of rape cases going to court.

Fewer than 4% of women who report attacks can now expect their complaint to reach trial, according to a coalition of women’s organisations who accuse the CPS of “second-guessing jury prejudices”.

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