If you have been a victim of crime and a decision has been taken by us not to prosecute, you have the right to request a review of that decision.
A similar scheme is also run by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), where a victim can request a review of a decision taken by the CPS not to continue with a prosecution.
You can request a review if you are a:
You can request a review if the police have:
If you require any further information, contact the officer who dealt with your case.
You can request a review of a police decision not to prosecute:
When requesting a review by post, include:
If the request meets the eligibility criteria, we will allocate it to be investigated by an officer who has not been involved in the case.
We will respond to you in writing with the outcome of our review within 30 days of us receiving your request.
If there are any issues regarding this review, we will contact you sooner.
Following a review, the original decision can be found: