If you’ve witnessed a crime and you’re not sure what to do then we’re here to help. Unlike being a victim, where we would never force you to speak to the police, we would strongly encourage doing so if you’ve witnessed a crime. You could have some information that is key to the investigation, could prevent something similar happening and could protect other people from harm.
We understand that you might feel worried about doing this, particularly if you know the suspect, but we will make sure all this is considered as we help guide you through the process.
We will talk to you about what your rights are and refer you to a specialist team who are trained in dealing with witnesses of crime. They will make sure you feel fully supported and understand everything that is going on. If the case goes to court, they can help with preparing statements, showing you what a court looks like and making sure you feel completely comfortable should you need to give evidence. We realise this can all sound daunting, but don’t worry because we will be with you every step of the way.