Friday, 28 December 2012
National witness protection scheme announced
"The creation of the first UK-wide witness protection service was announced today.
Witnesses and other vulnerable people afforded protected person status due to a real and immediate risk to their lives will receive enhanced UK-wide protection and support.
The new UK Protected Persons Service will support those who help bring criminals to justice by:
>Introducing national quality standards,
>Ensuring better co-ordination across existing fragmented services,
>Promoting intelligence sharing between police forces, and
>Strengthening local services to create a consistent and accountable service."
New Witness Protection Scheme To Be Launched