Statement from Wiltshire and Swindon PCC following the publication of the Pre-charge bail and released under investigation report by HMICFRS
Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon Angus Macpherson said:
“I welcome this report which explores the impact on victims when suspects are released under investigation (RUI) or if there are delays in the bail process.
“I am passionate about the rights of victims being front and centre in the criminal justice system and this is crucial when an investigation reaches the point of bail or RUI. It is important that victims are kept updated on the progress of the investigation and are given dates for when they can expect updates.
“All victims of crime have the right to expect clear and consistent communication from the police and signposting to the right support services.
“I am pleased that Wiltshire Police was one of Forces inspected as it is important to show transparency with the public on issues such as this.”