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Police did not believe rape claimants' allegations about a GCHQ employeeGCHQ

Two women claim police did not believe that a spy working at the UK eavesdropping headquarters GCHQ raped them. The first woman claims the 28-year-old man - who they allege still works for the secretive agency - raped her in 2010 after they struck up a relationship on the matchmaking app Plenty of Fish.

The second claimant, who also worked for GCHQ, which is in Gloucestershire, said the same man attacked her in 2012. In both cases, the man - who cannot be named for legal reasons - was given a harassment warning.

The first woman has now made a complaint to the ­Independent Police Complaints ­Commission about her dealings with Gloucestershire Police after claiming they did not act even after the second alleged victim came forward.

She told the Sunday Mirror: "It seems like this man is untouchable because he works for GCHQ. I don't feel any of the claims against him have ever been properly investigated by the police. There must be a full enquiry, and I am intending to sue the police over the damage this has caused."

During a civil court meeting between the first accuser and the man, it emerged the spy had been sacked by GCHQ after child porn was found on his computer. He was then reinstated three months later when police dropped the case.

"In December 2015, the victim wrote a letter to the IPCC raising issues about her dissatisfaction with Gloucestershire Constabulary. A local investigation into the complaint is currently live. A rape allegation was made against a 28-year-old man in August 2013 about an incident in 2012. Officers conducted enquiries into the report but no further action was taken."

GCHQ does not comment about individual staff members.