Hampshire police opens new 'relaxed' interview suites to help victims

TWO Bright Spaces in newly refurbished victim and witness interview suites at Hampshire Constabulary’s Support and Training Headquarters were officially opened on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 7:51 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 4:19 pm
One of the new suites

Assistant chief constable Ben Snuggs and operations director, Jackie Kendall from Bright Horizons, attended the ceremony at Netley to officially open the Bright Spaces.

The foundation and its volunteers have transformed a suite of rooms to create welcoming environments for victims and witnesses.

The rooms include comfortable seating and soft furnishings, as well as an extensive range of high quality resources, art and craft supplies, games, relaxation toys and books.

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The Bright Spaces are designed to help victims feel at ease and relax, to enable them to provide their best evidence to secure criminal convictions and justice.

DI Matthew Watson said: ‘The spaces will help to support children and vulnerable adults at a time when they need it most.

‘I would like to thank everyone involved in helping us create these suites and for helping us to care for our communities.’​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​