HC Deb 07 May 1928 vol 217 c30W

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of the growing number of cases of uncorroborated police evidence in charges for sexual offences; and what steps he proposes to take to give effect to the recommendation of the jury, in a case of soliciting at the London Sessions, 25th April, 1928, urging the police to make greater efforts to obtain outside evidence?


I am aware that cases have occurred from time to time in which this criticism has been made. The Commissioner's instructions to the Force are that every effort is to be made to obtain corroborative evidence from members of the public, and these instructions have recently been reaffirmed.