Helen Newlove calls for victims to get free legal advice over access to personal data

Victims of sexual violence are receiving “a terrible deal” from the criminal justice system with only 2% of their attackers convicted in court, according to the outgoing victims’ commissioner.

In her final report after six years in office, Helen Newlove said there had been a breakdown in trust and that victims were being failed by law enforcement agencies. She called for victims of sexual violence to be provided with independent legal advice.

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