Almost one rape reported every week on British trains - NationalWorld digital front page

Our investigation into rape sentencing leads tomorrow’s digital front page
The digital front page of NationalWorld for May 28The digital front page of NationalWorld for May 28
The digital front page of NationalWorld for May 28

A rape took place almost once a week on Britain’s rail network last year – including at least two gang rapes and eight attacks on children.

Shocking Home Office figures show British Transport Police (BTP) recorded 40 rapes during 2020, one more than the previous year despite a massive reduction in travel brought about by the Covid pandemic.

NationalWorld also found that rapists of men and boys are being jailed for almost two years longer on average than those who attack women and girls.

The revelation has prompted calls for an investigation into possible bias among the judiciary from prominent women’s rights solicitor Harriet Wistrich and charity the Fawcett Society.

Data specialist Harriet Clugston pressed the judicial office on why this was the case and was dismissed in just eight minutes.

Catch the big match for free

As has been the case for the past six years, the Champions League final will be free to watch.

The 2021 Champions League final between Man City and Chelsea will be available to watch for free on the BT Sport website, the BT Sport YouTube channel and via the BT Sport app.

It means the Champions League final can be watched on small screens such as phones and tablets as well as larger screens through video game consoles, smart TVs and Amazon Fire.

The Champions League final will also be shown live on Virgin channel 532.

Paddling pool hacks

We can all look forward to some warm weather this upcoming late May bank holiday weekend, and that means it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors and some quality family time.

If the thought of filling the paddling pool – and keeping it warm and clean – fills you with dread, however, then don’t worry as we are here to help. These are some of the best paddling pool hacks to help all parents.

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