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Collecting witness evidence

Introduction

1. Where you are investigating a suspected criminal offence you will need to obtain evidence

2. "Evidence" is any material relevant to proving or disproving the offence(s) that you are investigating. It will commonly consist of:

3. "Admissible evidence" is evidence that complies with the rules of evidence so that it can be admitted in evidence in court in order to:

4. This section will focus on the main evidential requirements affecting witness statements and transcripts of interviews under caution. It will assist in ensuring that the evidence you take from the people you speak to (potential witnesses and suspects) is admissible.

Updated 2009-07-07