Six weeks ago, it emerged that rape allegations had been made against Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian shot dead by the police on the tube. A woman had come forward to say that the photos of De Menezes in the press had reminded her of the man who had raped her three years before. The police then told the press, who
smeared reported it widely.
Now, however, given much less coverage - in fact, barely any at all - is the news that De Menezes has been cleared following forensic tests.
Forensic tests have cleared an innocent Brazilian man shot dead by police who mistook him for a suicide bomber of an allegation of rape, Scotland Yard has said.
The victim of the attack in London's West End more than three years ago alleged earlier this year that Jean Charles de Menezes had committed the rape.
The Forensic Science Service compared forensic material recovered from the victim and a sample of Mr de Menezes' blood, after his family gave permission for a comparison to be made.
The tests showed Mr de Menezes was not responsible for the rape, police said.
Unless this gets more publicity, far more people will know about the rape allegation against De Menezes than that it was false. And, you know, rapists deserve shooting, don't they?
P.S. I don't understand why the Met Police, who had forensically gathered up samples of his blood after shooting him seven times the head, could not have compared the DNA sample they already possessed with the one of the woman who had made the allegation, without the need to get the family's permission and before they leaked the story to the press? Wouldn't it have saved a lot of grief?