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What the papers say – April 29

A variety of stories are on the fronts.

What the papers say – April 29
What the papers say – April 29

Concern over rape police demanding to see victims’ mobile phones is among a range of headline stories on Monday.

There are also striking images from the London Marathon across the fronts after a record-breaking day for the 39th edition of the major event.

Rape victims are being made to hand over their mobiles in order for police to investigate attacks, The Times reports.

The measure is in new consent forms introduced by the Crown Prosecution Service, the Metro says.

Campaigners have warned the intrusion could stop women reporting attacks, The Independent says.

In other news, the Tories are set for heavy losses in the local elections this week, the i reports.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has written in the Daily Telegraph urging caution on the adoption of Huawei technology in the UK.

Problems at the Home Office have led to deportation and detention failures, The Guardian reports.

And the Daily Mail leads with a major study that suggests obesity raises the risk of early death by 50%.

The same study, which found being moderately overweight increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes by 140%, is on the front of the Daily Mirror.

The Daily Express reports on proposals to make over-50s pay more than £4,000 in extra national insurance to pay for health and care in later life.

A police officer was filmed doing a back flip on a trampoline during a check on a house, The Sun reports.

The EU’s banking watchdog faces calls for reform after it dropped an investigation into a 200 billion euro (£172bn) scandal, the Financial Times reports.



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