Sunday, 18 September 2016

Conservative councillor says police shouldn't record rape as an offence

A former Conservative MP, now a councillor in Worcestershire, has been criticised by the police for suggesting that they should no longer record rape as an offence.

Alan Amos is currently a Conservative councillor for Gorse Hill & Warndon on Worcestershire County Council and was mayor of Worcester between 2014-15. He switched from Labour back to the Conservatives in 2006 after previously switching from the Conservatives to Labour in 1994.

As an MP Amos was known for his strong views on rape, calling for rapists and muggers to be flogged. He lost his seat in 1992 after being cautioned for a "childish and stupid" indecency incident on Hamstead Heath.