Yvonne Fletcher

Attorney General written question – answered on 16th July 2020.

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Photo of Lord Willoughby de Broke Lord Willoughby de Broke Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by the Prime Minister on 1 July (HC Deb, col 327), what steps they are taking to prosecute the person responsible for the death of WPC Yvonne Fletcher.

Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is not currently considering charges against anyone in relation to the tragic death of PC Yvonne Fletcher.

In any case referred to the CPS by the police, a decision to prosecute is made in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, and a case must meet the evidential and public interest stages of the Code Test.

In accordance with the Code, the CPS will consider any new information that is referred to them by the police in relation to this case, and will continue to bring offenders to justice wherever possible.

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