Your reminder from Police Scotland that they are not obliged to investigate crimes against women with the same seriousness as they do those below (which incl men going to Rock Horror)

Convenient for them, eh?
As @polblonde is saying on WH the police share many of the misogynistic attitudes of the perpetrators.

"Many men in the police do not believe women, they think they tell lies"

We really need some training in the force.
*Rocky
For those replying to them quoting the EA, this is Hate Crime where sex was deliberately excluded.

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