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Peter Kyle – 2021 Comments on Number of Collapsing Criminal Cases

The comments made by Peter Kyle, the Shadow Victims and Youth Justice Minister, on 13 May 2021.

Victims should be at the heart of our criminal justice system. Yet faced with a lack of enforceable rights and delays of several years until their case comes to trial, they are increasingly choosing to drop out of the process altogether – allowing perpetrators to go free.

The Tories are failing in their core duty to protect victims, and to keep the public safe.