IPCC investigate Gloucestershire police

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has been called in to look at the way Gloucestershire police handled the abduction and sexual assault of a 13 year old girl.

The incident is alleged to have taken place on Saturday October 16th in Quedgeley.

The force has voluntarily referred itself to the IPCC.

Assistant Chief Constable Kevin Lambert said:

“We referred the case to the IPCC, who are carrying out an investigation into our call handling and emergency response in this instance.

“We take our duty of care to members of our community very seriously, which is why we support the IPCC looking into whether we acted correctly as an organisation, in dealing with this very serious and distressing incident in its initial stages.

"As the investigation into our response is now being dealt with by the IPCC it would be inappropriate for me to comment any further.”

44 year old Colin Riddall, of Redding Close, Quedgeley, has since appeared in court charged with a number of offences in connection with the incident.