Crown Prosecution Service

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th June 1996.

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Photo of Sir Nicholas Lyell Sir Nicholas Lyell Attorney General (Law Officers) 12:00 am, 17th June 1996

I noted that case and the same sort of questions entered my mind. I rapidly discovered that there was much more to the case than met the eye. The victim—who was a past wrongdoer on a number of occasions—was apprehended by not one but four people, who repeatedly assaulted him over three hours. At no point during that time were the police notified.