Push for more elderly crime convictions

“I’d like to assure older people that cases that go to the police will be investigated.” The CPS is opening its books on four cases involving older victims on Monday at its first area scrutiny panel on the issue in England and Wales. It wants feedback from different organisations on how they prosecuted them. Mr Hughes said he accepted older people could be patronised or stereotyped as all being vulnerable, but they wanted to learn lessons so more people would have the confidence to report crimes. Hostility to elderly people could become a hate crime Driveway conman made £1m from…

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