Crime victims are being 'robbed' of chance to tell courts of impact on lives, says commissioner

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Victims of crime are being ignored by police and judges who are “robbing” them of the chance to tell courts about the impact of offences on their lives, says the victims’ commissioner. In an article for today’s Daily Telegraph, Dame Vera Baird said only one in seven victims said they had been offered the chance by police to make a personal statement about the impact of a crime even though it was their right to do so under the Government’s victims code

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