Police launch inquiry after rape in Northampton

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating the conduct of officers in Northampton shortly before a woman was raped after leaving a nightclub feeling unwell in the early hours of Saturday morning..

The woman said she was was led away by a man from near NBs nightclub in the early hours of Saturday. She was driven to a secluded spot and repeatedly raped.

The IPCC said CCTV footage showed people near the club apparently raising concerns for the woman’s welfare to police officers. IPCC Commissioner Amerdeep Somal said: “We will be looking into what, if anything, those officers did to try to ensure her safety.”

It also shows members of the public approaching police officers and apparently raising concerns for the woman’s welfare, the IPCC said. Commissioner Amerdeep Somal said: “We are examining the actions of those officers who saw the victim shortly before her horrific ordeal began.

“It is clear from CCTV that this woman was in a very vulnerable state and we will be looking into what, if anything, those officers did to try to ensure her safety.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anybody who may have spoken to the woman, or drawn the attention of officers to her while she was sitting outside the nightclub.”

Nhalnhoa Monyai, 30, an asylum seeker from South Africa living in Northampton, appeared before Northampton magistrates, charged with three counts of rape. He was remanded in custody until 12 March.

National Front 2010

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