Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

ENSURING EVERY LONDON BOROUGH HAS A VULNERABLE AND INTIMIDATED WITNESS INTERVIEW ROOM

  • Comment
The finance committee of the Metropolitan Police Authority has ...
The finance committee of the Metropolitan Police Authority has

agreed the finance to ensure each of London's 32 boroughs will be

provided with a vulnerable and intimidated witness interview room.

Vulnerable and Intimidated Witness Rooms enable improved provision to

record interviews with vulnerable persons, including, in the light of

recent cases which highlighted a lack of specific facilities in this

area, children. To underline this it has been decided to locate the

VIWIRs away from custody sites wherever possible.

Graham Tope, chair of the finance committee, said:

'The original programme, begun last year, to provide VIWIRs in a

number of locations has already seen the commencement and fitting out

of 20 rooms. Today we agreed the finance for a continuance of the

project to ensure that each of London's boroughs benefits from one of

these valuable resources.

'Each room will be furnished with video and tape recording equipment

enabling officers to gather the best possible quality of evidence in

an appropriate manner.'

Each VIWIR is estimated to cost an average of £44,000 resulting in an

overall project cost of £1,442,000.

Schedule of sites and status

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.