多塞特少年盖亚·波普 (Gaia Pope) 失踪的那天，当他们拼命求救时，一名警察将她的亲属斥为“小便”, 审讯陪审团已听取.
Pope’s mother and aunt spoke to Dorset police in an attempt to confirm an appointment for the young woman to make a complaint over indecent images she had been sent. They explained that the images had triggered a severe mental health episode in Pope, 19, who was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after reporting being raped at the age of 16.
In one call played to the jury, a police constable can be heard telling a call handler: “This is the fifth call I’ve had. The last call ended with them talking absolute rubbish … I think they are taking the piss, to be honest.”
教皇, who had severe epilepsy, went missing from Swanage on 7 十二月 2017. Her body was found 11 days later near a local beauty spot called Dancing Ledge.
On Thursday Pope’s aunt Talia told the court that Gaia was “groomed” via Facebook before being drugged and raped.
Talia said her niece had flashbacks, and she recalled an occasion when Gaia was pacing up and down saying: “I’ve been raped. Why won’t someone listen to me?”
Gaia’s anxiety soared after another man sent her indecent images shortly before she vanished, her aunt said.
Recordings of two calls that Gaia made to police to report the indecent images were played in court. A call handler told her: “We will come and see you at some point. We can’t say when.”
在 7 十一月, Talia made six calls to try to confirm when police would speak to her niece, telling them the young woman was a rape survivor and was having a relapse.
On one occasion, a call handler could be heard laughing as she spoke to an officer when Talia was on hold. There was also confusion at one point because the police thought Talia was calling about a Gaia “Hope”. In another call, Gaia could be heard wailing in the background and her mother explained she was having a “relapse”.
之后, Talia said, her niece became “as still as a stone, completely locked in herself”. The teenager ran away from her aunt’s house at about 3.30pm and Talia made a string of calls to the police, reporting that her niece had mental health issues and had epilepsy for which she needed medication. She said she felt the police did not take her concerns seriously enough.
The inquest in Bournemouth continues.