Thursday 19 August 2021 / 2:43 PM Crime / David Lammy / Justice

David Lammy comments on 32% fall in prosecutions

David Lammy MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to the Criminal Justice Statistics quarterly release showing prosecutions fell 32% in the latest year in England and Wales, with a similar trend seen in numbers of convictions, said:

“These figures once again show a government failing victims of crime. 

“Victims of rape, domestic abuse and serious crime are being left to wait years for justice due to a decade of court closures and an ineffective response to the pandemic.

“Time and time again Labour called for the Government to implement measures which would allow our courts to continue to function. They failed to act and it’s victims who are suffering.”