Ron Hogg, Durham Police and Crime Commissioner
Durham Commissioner welcomes plans to empower victims
Ron Hogg, Durham’s Police and Crime Commissioner welcomes plans to give victims the right to challenge the Crown Prosecution Service when it decides to abandon a prosecution or not charge a suspect.
The new policy took effect on Wednesday 5 June although it doesn’t include cases where the police have decided to take no further action.
Mr Hogg said: “Putting victims at the heart of what we do is vital and I have focussed on this in my Police and Crime Plan.
“If victims are given the confidence that they will have a voice when their case goes through the Criminal Justice System, this should help other victims to come forward to report a crime against them. I believe that this is a step in the right direction for victims of crime”.
Posted on Friday 7th June 2013