The east Hull rape that changed policing forever

The shocking crime led to major changes

It all started with an east Hull rape case in 1979.

A man had been arrested for the rape of a young woman in Preston Road but one vital piece of evidence was missing – and it was not going to be easy to retrieve.

A handbag belonging to the victim had been thrown into Holderness Drain and police had no way of getting it out.

But one or two officers were recreational divers and rushed home to get their gear.

The handbag...
source: Hull Daily Mail

2019-06-16 15:59
Latest news from Hull Daily Mail
today 00:17 Hull Daily Mail Business Awards 2019 winners revealed
today 00:17 Hull Daily Mail Business Awards 2019 winners revealed
today 23:14 Flooding across Hull and East Yorkshire after hours of torrential rain
today 22:11 Every road closed by flooding in Hull and East Yorkshire
today 22:11 The families who braved torrential rain to see Hull's Christmas lights switch on
yesterday 21:08 Flooding in Hull causes chaos as main roads shut and homes without power
yesterday 20:05 Hull City owner Assem Allam donates £8 million to Hull hospitals
yesterday 20:05 Hull City owner Assem Allam donates £8 million to Hull hospitals
yesterday 20:05 Live Hull flooding updates as A63 closed and dozens of roads affected across East Yorkshire
yesterday 19:02 The general election candidates standing in Hull and the East Riding
yesterday 17:59 Rugby League news - Wigan suffer injury blow, Sonny Bill Williams unveiled, Hull FC trialist
yesterday 17:59 Huge Yorkshire Energy Park development gets go-ahead in plans that could create 4,500 jobs
yesterday 17:59 Hull Aldi reopens after massive extension and refurbishment
yesterday 17:59 The roads affected by flooding in Hull and East Yorkshire
yesterday 16:56 Employers help shape future curriculum at Bishop Burton College
yesterday 16:56 Everything Nigel Farage said about the Brexit Party's chances of winning in Hull
yesterday 16:56 Everything Nigel Farage said about the Brexit Party's chances of winning in Hull
yesterday 16:56 Live Hull flooding updates as torrential rain hits East Yorkshire
yesterday 15:53 Thieves slither across floor to avoid alarms after pinching £300,000 worth of jewellery
yesterday 15:53 Criminal boss behind huge international steroid network jailed
Latest news from Great Britain
today 02:08 Momentum gives Labour activists SCRIPTS as voters unleash fury over Jeremy Corbyn
today 02:08 GBBO’s Paul Hollywood forced to defend judging after receiving death threats from viewers
today 02:08 Labour humiliation: BBC Newsnight's Wark slams Ashworth's broadband policy in savage point
today 02:08 BBC QT: Young Brexiteer shocks Remainers with impassioned democracy plea - '17.4m voted!'
today 02:08 Labour's Clive Lewis squirms as he's attacked for his failure to nail immigration targets
today 01:20 Critics love the Crown – but is it just a soap opera in posh clothing?
today 01:20 How London’s “nose to tail” eatery St John became an institution
today 01:20 Liverpool’s origin tale is one of triumph against the odds – so where do they go when they’re winning?
today 01:20 Amsterdam: Van Gogh’s wet paint under a microscope, and the world’s most silent tourists
today 01:05 Roger Federer opens up on Rafael Nadal pipping Novak Djokovic to year-end world No 1
today 01:05 'Reckless' Corbyn mocked as free broadband policy is brilliantly ripped apart by Tory MP
today 01:05 Riverdale season 4 spoilers: Jughead Jones killed by Charles and Chic - here's why
today 01:05 Meghan Markle shock: Archie meets special guest in touching moment at Frogmore Cottage
today 01:05 Lib Dems on the brink: Swinson’s ‘self-identification’ pledge leaves women groups outraged
today 01:05 Riverdale season 4 spoilers: Who attacked Dodger?
today 00:29 UK's Labour vows free broadband for all by re-nationalising some of BT
today 00:17 Hull Daily Mail Business Awards 2019 winners revealed
today 00:17 Hull Daily Mail Business Awards 2019 winners revealed
today 00:02 Commutes to work are getting longer across whole of UK
today 00:02 Francois attacks treatment of Farage and makes surprising confession on who he wants as PM
today 00:02 Queen's one 'sacrosanct' rule Family must abide by 'whether they want to or not' exposed
today 00:02 Extinction Rebellion's Christmas song originally set for former Labour MP George Galloway
today 00:02 Unbelievable! Asda supermarket chiefs blast Brexit for sales slump
today 00:02 Diane Abbott confirms Labour will extend EU free movement despite warning from union
today 00:02 ‘Lost the plot!’ Corbyn’s £10bn economy hit for four-day work week firmly rejected - Poll
today 00:02 BBC Question Time LIVE: Brexit Party MEP set for major clashes in Tory and Labour battle
today 00:02 Boris vows to save high streets with rates cut after listening to voices of Brexit voters
today 00:02 Prince Harry joins Archie at playgroup – and sees him play with red-head babies
today 00:02 Election poll tracker: Tories storm to 20 POINT LEAD over Labour among working class
today 00:02 Iran warning: Trump’s impeachment ‘distraction’ increases war risk in Middle East - expert
today 00:02 Corbyn’s Brexit plan to cost massive £85MILLION a year – Urgent warning issued by Tories
today 23:26 UK Liberal Democrats enter election spending race with big pledges on climate
today 23:14 Labour is on the right path to eliminating the gender pay gap
today 23:14 Flooding across Hull and East Yorkshire after hours of torrential rain
today 22:59 Xbox Game Pass is getting xCloud streaming alongside Project Scarlett console
today 22:59 Princess Margaret heartbreak: How Queen’s sister sought medical help after father’s death
today 22:59 God save the Queen! ‘Invaluable’ monarch is the only thing that keeps UK together
today 22:59 Jeremy Corbyn heckled by furious mother over Labour going ‘arm in arm’ with Sturgeon
today 22:59 UK Weather: Shocking chart shows Britain engulfed with snow as mercury set to plummet
today 22:59 ISIS terror suspect returns to UK as Turkey threatens to deport more terrorists
today 22:59 Novak Djokovic lifts lid on elbow injury after defeat to Roger Federer at ATP Finals
today 22:59 Nigel Farage refuses to vote in election after local Brexit Party candidate stands down
today 22:59 Sarah Ferguson hits back at ‘old wizard’ critics for telling her to stay in line
today 22:59 Disease X? New virus discovered in the body stuns health experts - 'How little we know'
today 22:59 Tom Harwood savages Remain Alliance and mocks Jo Swinson in scathing Brexit rant
today 22:59 EU accused of making ‘biggest mistake’ as Macron ferociously ripped apart by Germany
today 22:59 NASA asteroid alert: A colossal rock the size of Sears Tower is rapidly approaching Earth
today 22:59 Labour Party manifesto SAVAGED by leading British analysts - ‘Unrealistic empty promises’
today 22:59 Raheem Sterling hits out at England fans for booing Joe Gomez in Montenegro hammering
today 22:59 How Kate Middleton and Wills to reclaim royal spotlight while Meghan Markle and Harry away
Watch the news from UK on Facebook