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How often will I be kept upto date with the investigation?

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You have the Right to be told by the police when key decisions on the investigation are made and, where applicable, to have the reasons explained to you within 5 working days (1 working day under Enhanced Rights of this Code) of a suspect being:

  • arrested
  • interviewed under caution
  • released without charge; and
  • released on police bail or under investigation or if police bail conditions are changed or cancelled

If the police decide not to investigate your case, you will be given an explanation of this decision within 5 working days (1 working day under Enhanced Rights of this Code). The police will also offer you a referral to a support service.

Where the police do investigate your case, they will discuss with you how often you would like to receive updates and your preferred method of contact. Nottinghamshire Police will provide you with an update every 21 days, unless agreed otherwise.

If the police or the Crown Prosecution Service decide not to prosecute the suspect and/or decide upon an Out of Court Disposal option, victims have the Right to be told within 5 working days or 1 working day under Enhanced Rights of the decision of:

  • the reasons for the decision
  • how to get further information
  • how to seek a review and make representations under the National Police Chiefs’ Council or the Crown Prosecution Service Victims’ Right to Review scheme; and
  • how to be referred to a support service

Where ever possible, the police will update you by your preferred means of contact.