Thursday 12 September 2019 / 10:45 AM Justice / Shami Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti response to news that rape convictions are at their lowest level since records were compiled

Shami Chakrabarti, Labour’s Shadow Attorney General, responding to news that rape convictions are at their lowest level since records were compiled, said:

“It is a disgrace that the advocates of victims have to take the CPS to court because rape convictions are so low.

“Cuts to our justice system have serious consequences, and will inevitably lead to timid charging.

“Instead of using police officers for photo shoots, Boris Johnson should get a grip on this scandal. Labour will provide the investment that our justice system needs.”

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