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Victims' Law Should Be Introduced, Says MP

Thursday November 7 2013


Dan Jarvis MP Dan Jarvis MP


A LAW should be introduced to treat witnesses and victims of crime with the 'dignity and respect' they deserve, according to Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis.

In response to the government's Victims' Code consultation, Mr Jarvis said committing to a victim's law would be the only way to put victims first.

The consultation sets out reforms to give victims clearer entitlements from criminal justice agencies.

But Mr Jarvis said: "Only by enshrining clear enforceable rights in an Act of Parliament will our criminal justice system treat victims and witnesses with the proper dignity and respect they deserve."

He said Labour would legislate for the introduction of a victim's law to ensure that would provide cultural change across the criminal justice system.

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Reply Posted by Brian on Thursday November 7 2013 at 17:20
Witnesses are just glorified grassers

Reply Posted by Dave on Friday November 8 2013 at 18:12
Brian, you are a scumbag. And your parents are scumbags for teaching you this crap.

Reply Posted by Ackerman on Thursday November 7 2013 at 17:44
Hi Brian, what a stupid comment to make. Imagine for a quick minute if a family member of yours was assaulted and you witnessed it would you not make a statement to the Police?

Reply Posted by j on Friday November 8 2013 at 07:31
Says it all doesn't it Brian? Hope you never have to depend on one then!

Reply Posted by Mum of three on Saturday November 9 2013 at 15:28
About time too
Something decent for decent folk