Figures from West Midlands Police have revealed the number of recorded male rapes doubled between 2010 and 2014.

In 2010 police investigated 60 rapes. By 2014, the latest figures available, the number had reached 124.

Neil Henderson, CEO of sexual abuse charity Safeline, said victims were “starting to believe” in the authorities which had given them “the confidence to come forward”.

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