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Victims & Witnesses

Victims

Within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, the chances of you being subject to crime or anti-social behaviour are thankfully very low. Unfortunately though anyone can be affected by such incidents which we understand can cause upset and potential distress.

Therefore, if you have suffered a crime or been subject to anti-social behaviour, you may find it useful and reassuring to have access to practical information and advice, or simply, someone to talk to who understands what you are going through.

The information contained in this section will help you to find out what happens when you have reported a crime, how forensic evidence is gathered, and who you can contact for help and support.

Witnesses

We rely on people like you to inform us if you have witnessed a crime or incident of anti-social behaviour.

If you have come forward as a witness, you may be requested to give evidence at a subsequent court trial of those suspected of the offence. Your evidence may be vital in bringing to justice those responsible for such crimes, but we understand this can sometimes be a daunting experience.

This section provides you with information about what happens when you go to court as a witness, the measures that can be put into place to help you to give evidence, who the relevant officials are in court and what they do, and details of who you can contact if you would like to talk to someone about being a witness.