The woman called police when she tried to hang herself after drinking while her husband was out walking their 10-month-old daughter.
She said she was arrested, carried out in handcuffs and leg restraints and put face down in a police van. She then claims female officers pinned her down while her clothes and jewellery were removed in a police cell in Crowhurst Road, Brighton, in 2012.Yup, well, if you're claiming to be suicidal, of course they are going to make sure you've got nothing on you than can be used to self-harm. It's a no-brainer.
She was left naked and crying on the cell floor with a blanket to cover her before being released without charge 11 hours later.
The ordeal, captured on CCTV, triggered horrific memories of being gang-raped as a teenager, she claimed.Apart from any actual rape.
The woman, from Brighton, told the national newspaper: "Losing control and having to beg people to stop puts you in a position of absolute weakness and vulnerability.
"My motivation for speaking out is both to stand up against the ill-treatment I personally received, but also to help prevent others from experiencing similar incidents."Nope, they'd do the same. They have to. They'd be crucified otherwise, if some nutcase manages to off themselves with their clothing...
Michael Oswald, of Bhatt Murphy Solicitors, who is representing the woman, said: "It is incomprehensible police officers forcibly stripped her naked despite her mental state and being told she was a rape victim."You're an idiot. At least she's a headcase. What's your excuse?