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Assaulted Scotland officers can give impact statements in court

An agreement between Police Scotland and the Crown Office will enable officers who have been the victim of an assault to give impact statements as part of sentencing.

Sgt Sarah Hay spoke to the media at Tulliallan Police College, Police Scotland's Headquarters about the changes to victim impact statements.

Sgt Sarah Hay spoke to the media at Tulliallan Police College, Police Scotland's Headquarters about the changes to victim impact statements.

Date - 14th March 2022
By - Cachella Smith
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Previously, officers would focus on providing factual submissions to the court. The new agreement will allow those who have been assaulted on duty to provide impact statements so that factors including time off work can be considered during...
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