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Metropolitan Police stand by Lord Bramall sex probe

By Margaret Davis

Published 21/01/2016

Investigation: Lord Bramall
Investigation: Lord Bramall

Scotland Yard has refused to apologise to Field Marshal Lord Bramall over a dropped nine-month investigation into historical claims of sex abuse.

The 92-year-old war veteran saw his home raided after allegations were made, before police admitted there was insufficient evidence and announced on Friday they had dropped the case.

Assistant Commissioner Patricia Gallan said police would be put off investigating claims if they had to apologise when inquiries did not end with a suspect being charged.

"The Metropolitan Police accepts absolutely that we should apologise when we get things wrong, and we have not shrunk from doing so," she said.

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