Nearly half of all domestic violence cases in Lincolnshire in 2016 were dropped due to difficulties with evidence or victim withdrawals.
In total, between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016, there were 2,928 cases of domestic abuse crimes reported to Lincolnshire Police.
Of these, 1,100 were dropped due to evidential difficulties and 353 were dropped after the victim withdrew the allegation.
Despite this, the force is in the top five nationally for the percentage of cases it brings to court. In the UK, Derbyshire Constabulary had the lowest rate of cases dropped with 33% and Thames Valley Police had the highest rate of cases dropped with 77%.
Many victims are unaware that if the Police do not pursue charges against a perpetrator the victim is able to seek their own protection by way of an application to the Court for a non molestation order, there is legal aid available to the victims however this is means and are merits tested. An urgent application for a Non Molestation Order can be dealt with within a day and these applications can be made on an ex-parte basis.
How can we help?
If you have been a victim of Domestic Violence, then please contact our specialised family teams at our offices. We have teams in Boston, Grantham, Lincoln, Newark, Sleaford and Spalding in which we will take time to listen to your enquiry in a friendly and empathetic nature. At Ringrose Law our motto is ‘where individuals count’. This is our core belief and we aim to make our clients feel valued from being first greeted by reception to speaking to one of our many fully qualified, experienced Solicitors. We know at Ringrose Law that satisfaction is linked to service, so we will always provide the best service we can to you as we know that is exactly what you expect when you either make a phone call to us or walk through the door of one of our many branches.