A royal approval

ROYAL recognition was afforded to police officers who help victims of sexual assaults during a visit by the Duchess of Cornwall last week. The Duchess visited the Sapphire Command Unit in Kilburn Police Station, in Salusbury Road, Queen s Park, as part o

ROYAL recognition was afforded to police officers who help victims of sexual assaults during a visit by the Duchess of Cornwall last week.

The Duchess visited the Sapphire Command Unit in Kilburn Police Station, in Salusbury Road, Queen's Park, as part of a learning exercise.

She met Sexual Offence Investigative Techniques (SOIT) officers, who are the first point of contact for the victim once the initial allegation has been made.

Her Royal Highness had also visited the Haven, a sexual assault referral centre at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, during the visit on Thursday last week.


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The Duchess's interest in the issue was sparked when she visited a Rape Crisis Centre in south London last November.

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