Radio campaign aims to tackle rape crime

A national radio campaign is launched today by the Metropolitan Police in order to combat sexual assault and rape crimes in London. Heart, Kiss and Magic FM will be taking part in the initiative funded by the Met in a bid to crack down on serious sexual crimes. Victims will be able to attend safe havens run by NHS and MPS specialists who will be on hand to attend to the every needs of the victims offering guidance and support. The safe Havens can be found in Kings College Hospital, Camberwell, St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, and The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel. Commander Mark Simmons, said: 'We would encourage anyone who suffers an assault to attend their nearest Haven where they will receive confidential treatment and be able to discuss the options open to them.' They will be able to report the crimes at the centres via a specialist SOIT (Sexual Offences Investigative technique) Officer in confidence. A free text service will also be offered to victims who may text HAVENS 64118 which provides the names and addresses and telephone numbers for their nearest Haven. More information can be found at or