More than 1,000 ‘rotting apples’ dumped outside Scotland Yard in Met Police ‘misogyny’ protest

More than a thousand ‘bad apples’ have been dumped outside Scotland Yard in protest at a “culture of violent misogyny” in the Met Police.

The stunt by leading domestic violence charity Refuge comes after Met officer David Carrick was unmasked this week as one of Britain’s worst-ever serial rapists.

The charity said it had placed 1,071 rotten apples outside the force’s HQ, saying each apple represented an officer who had been or is under investigation for allegations of violence against women and girls.

Refuge CEO Ruth Davison said: “This is not one bad apple; this is a systemic problem across policing. “How have these perpetrators of abuse been allowed to enter and remain in positions of power for so long?"