*DSD and another v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis

Human Rights – Infringement of human rights. The present proceedings concerned the assessment of damages for the defendant Metropolitan Police Commissioner's breach of the Human Rights Act 1998, by failing to conduct an effective investigation into the rapes and other sexual assaults carried out by a third party. The Queen's Bench Division, taking into account the claimants' settlement of proceedings against the third party and damages awarded by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, awarded the first claimant £22,250 and the second claimant £19,000.

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