Lucie Blackman Trust - Missing Abroad Programme

Victim and Witness Interview Suite

Purpose built victim and witness suite to provide a comfortable alternative to police stations and court rooms where a person or their family has been a victim of crime abroad.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1118143)

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Situation

Often when a crime is committed against a person overseas, families are called to give an ‘impact statement’ detailing how their family is suffering as a result of that crime, give evidence about the crime, or in the context of a missing person, give a live appeal. These are mostly conducted in police stations or court rooms and often involve expensive travel abroad. This can be a harrowing experience for an already distraught family.

Solution

We have secured premises on the Isle of Wight where families can come and receive full support throughout the ordeal. We have secured the support of local hotels to provide accommodation, ferry crossings to the Isle of Wight, support throughout by experienced staff and media professionals, and coach travel to the south coast. This will allow families to provide video evidence or make an appeal in comfortable, sensitive and sympathetic surroundings and at no personal financial cost.