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Rape and domestic abuse cases will be hit most by backlog, warns PCC

Rape and domestic violence cases will be among the worst affected by the growing backlog of criminal cases in the justice system, the crime commissioner for West Midlands has warned.

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Foster

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Foster

Date - 7th June 2021
By - Chloe Livadeas
Simon Foster, the Labour commissioner elected last month who worked for 35 years as a legal aid solicitor, said the pandemic had exacerbated a decade of underfunding and “reckless neglect” of the justice system. In an interview...
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