New pre-sentence report…
The National Pre-Sentence Report Before Plea Protocol will apply to all magistrates' courts in England and Wales.
We have worked with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) on a coronavirus (COVID-19) interview protocol.
This guidance is intended to assist investigators and prosecutors in deciding whether suspects should be interviewed as part of a police investigation during the coronavirus pandemic.
It was first published on 1 April and is reviewed monthly. It is intended for use only during the coronavirus crisis.
The Interview Protocol was revised following feedback from police, defence practitioners, the Home Office and the National Appropriate Adult Network, and a new version was published on 24 April.
The amendments include: