The 17-year-old boy was found not guilty after the emergence of thousands of social media messages proving his innocence that police officers had failed to uncover.
He was expelled from his school in Leicestershire in 2016 following his arrest at the age of 15, according to The Times.C'mon, seriously, who really thinks the police 'missed' any of this?
Do they really think 'Look, we're incompetent, OK?' is going to go down better for them than 'Look, we're under orders to get rape convictions no matter what.'..?
A spokesman for the CPS said: "We have a duty to keep cases under continual review.
"In March 2017, as part of the charging decision, the CPS requested that police investigated social media interactions, but were informed that no messages existed.
"As a result of new material made available to the CPS in November 2017, further reviews of the case were undertaken."You don't tell someone 'no messages exist' if you haven't looked, and realised they do and they blow your case out of the water, or you'd be found later on to be lying liars. Which is just what's now happened.
This stinks. Heads should roll.
Critics say DPP Mrs Saunders has still not got a grip on the problem, after she declared that police did not always have to look for evidence on social media or mobile phones.
'We don't ordinarily trawl through people's lives,' she said. 'If people have known each other for a day, you might look at the texts between each other on that day or perhaps a day after.
'But you wouldn't and couldn't, without a huge amount of resources, completely download a phone and trawl through it all.'Does this barmy old bag not understand how social media works, then? The stuff is rarely hidden! It doesn't take a Herculean effort.