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Once the Police have completed their investigations, they will refer the case to the Crown Prosecution Service for advice on how to proceed. We will then make a decision on whether a suspect should be charged, and what that charge should be.

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Mark Dixie charging statement

23/06/2017

Rob Davis from CPS London said: "The Crown Prosecution Service has considered a file of evidence from the Metropolitan Police relating to allegations made against Mark Dixie of historic sexual offences against women.

"Following a review of the evidence, the CPS has authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge Mark Dixie, 46, with three offences against two women - one of rape in 1987, and indecent assault and causing grievous bodily harm on another woman in 2002.

"The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mark Dixie are now active and that he has a right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings."

Background

The charges are:

  1. Rape
  2. Causing grievous bodily harm
  3. Indecent assault

Ends

Notes to Editors

  1. The review of the evidence was carried out in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.
  2. Rob Davis is a district crown prosecutor in the CPS London Homicide team
  3. For the latest in breaking news from the CPS Press Office follow @cpsuk on Twitter and visit our official News Brief - blog.cps.gov.uk
  4. For media enquiries call the CPS Press Office on 020 3357 0906. Out of Hours - 07590 617233