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Guidance on witness statements

About this guidance

This Home Office guidance [download PDF here] explains the different types of witness statements you might take and how to write them.

The guidance includes:

  • general information on the different types of witness statements
  • legislation relating to witness statements
  • writing a witness statement for a witness, or as an officer
  • taking a witness statement in or outside the UK
  • witness statements using an interpreter
  • property and exhibits in a witness statement
  • victim personal statements
  • points you must include and things to avoid in a statement
  • identification and recognition statements

Download a witness statement template HERE.

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