Sadiq Khan MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, commenting on an Ipsos MORI survey of over 1,100 victims of crime for Victim Support released today, said:
“Victims should be at the heart of our criminal justice system and their cooperation and trust is vital for it to function effectively and bring offenders to justice.
“It should be a matter of deep concern to the Tory-led Government that almost half of victims of crime feel they have been treated unfairly by the criminal justice system and over a third felt they were not kept informed about their case. It’s time they took note of the experience of victims in the justice system and should work tirelessly to improve it.
“By cutting resources to victim support services, refusing to unequivocally support a new Victims’ Law, delaying compensation payments to victims of overseas terrorism and the botched sentencing plans in their shambolic Justice Bill, this Government is letting victims of crime down.”