Victims’ Right to Review (VRR)

The Victims’ Right to Review (VRR) scheme gives victims the right to request a review of a Police decision not to prosecute a suspect.

The right of a victim to request a review arises where the police:

•Make a decision not to bring proceedings in cases where the police have authority to charge; or

•Make a decision that the case does not meet the Threshold Test for referral to the CPS for a charging decision.

As a victim of crime if you feel that your case has not been handled appropriately under the above circumstances, you have the right to request a review of your case.

How can victims exercise the right under the scheme?

Online - (Preferred method of contact)

You can use the contact form.

When writing your objection, please do so in full- including as much detail about the case as possible such as;

•Time/date •Occurrence or Crime Number/Unique file reference number

•People involved

•The outcome you would like from the review.

By email

You can email the Horizon Victim and Witness Care team at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

In writing

By writing to Police Headquarters at the below address:

Horizon Victim and Witness Care
London Road
SN10 2DN

By phone

By phoning the Horizon Victim and Witness Care team on non-emergency number 101 and extension 61157.

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