Prosecution Decision: Kettering

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons on 20 May 2021.

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Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Solicitor-General, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

I understand my hon. Friend’s concern about this issue, which he has already brought to my attention. The CPS makes its charging decisions independently, with every case judged on its own merit, based on the tests set out in the code. In this particular case, my understanding is that the CPS reviewed it and determined that there was insufficient evidence to continue with the proceedings. That was because there was no evidence that the suspect was responsible for the excess numbers present outside the church.