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Evidence Led Domestic Abuse Prosecutions 2020

If the victim of domestic abuse decides not to support a prosecution, police and prosecutors should consider whether it is possible to bring a prosecution without that support. This is called an evidence led prosecution.

Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) and HMICFRS conducted an inspection to find out:

  • whether the guidance and policy on evidence led prosecutions is widely understood by both police officers and prosecutors; and
  • whether they seek to build viable evidence led prosecutions where appropriate.


Read the HMCPSI and HMICFRS inspection into 'Evidence Led Domestic Abuse Prosecutions'

Read the PCC's response to the recommendation's contained in this report