active 3 months, 2 weeks ago
  • It’s a failure to disclose evidence, of which the police were aware, which points away from the guilt of the suspect. That’s not to say the system isn’t under-resourced and creaking, but when you have that information and don’t disclose it, it points more to negligence to me.

  • mark1 replied to the topic Anxiety is crippling me in the forum Banter 1 year, 10 months ago

    It’s something I’ve suffered from pretty much my whole life, I’m on several medications and have had various therapies etc. They knew about this when I was interviewed, I was very open and honest about it all. I went back to GP last night and she was lovely, she’s increased my medication and advised I take some time off to sort myself out. My…[Read more]

  • I started a new job 3 months ago, it involves lone working and sleep in shifts. My anxiety has just sky rocketed and I’ve ended up calling manager whilst on shift and having panic attacks and it’s completely debilitating and embarrassing. I have realized that it’s the lone working and all the responsibility that comes down to me. I have asked my…[Read more]

  • From the first case, it seems evidence of innocence wasn’t updated on the file. Looks like mistakes were made because people were too busy.

    @sam that isn’t really the issue; it is just as possible that the evidence never existed in the first place (presumably there are many cases where it doesn’t). Evidence, sufficient to secure a conviction, s…[Read more]

  • This is totally a resources issue.

    It can’t be entirely that. In each of these cases, the CPS felt that they had enough evidence for there to be a reasonable chance of a prosecution, meaning that they felt the accused would be more likely than not convicted based on what they would present. In one case was there actually was a conviction.

    In…[Read more]