All crime victims ‘should get court statement opportunity’

All crime victims 'should get court statement opportunity'

All crime victims ‘should get court statement opportunity’ Victims* of crime should be given the chance to make a statement in court about the impact the offence has had on their lives, the victims*’ commissioner for England and Wales has said. Baroness Newlove said 15% of victims* had been given the opportunity to make a victim* statement in 2015/16. She said there had been little change since 2013 – when figures were first complied – and “more needs to be done”. The Ministry of Justice said it will spend £70m…

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