Crime inspection force reports (7789)
Within three months, West Mercia Police should review its practice of not securing photographic evidence in relation to common assault and assaults occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH), even in cases of domestic assault. By March 2015, if relevant following the outcome of the review, the force should implement a process to ensure best evidence, including photographic (if available), is secured.
[on]27th November 2014 [status]awaiting-review[/status][/on][on]3rd October 2016 [comment]
The status of this recommendation is currently being reviewed by HMIC and will be updated when this review is complete.
[/comment][/on][on]30th August 2017 [status]no-further-action-needed[/status][/on][on]17th November 2017 [comment]
This area of activity has subsequently been inspected each year: see 2015 and 2016 PEEL Effectiveness inspections. Where a cause of concern still exists this will appear in the register against these subsequent inspections.