Before a Trial
When you witness a crime and have given a statement to police, the police will pass your information with your consent to Victim Support Isle of Man.
Victim Support Isle of Man has dedicated support officers to give people emotional support and practical information as they prepare you for court.
The Police Officer will tell you if you have to go to court to give evidence. They should tell you the time and place of the trial, and discuss any particular help or support you might need.
If you’ve given a written statement to the police, and you can’t go to court on the date or at the time of the trial – perhaps because you can’t get time off work, you’re not well, you have planned hospital treatment or you are going on holiday – you should tell the Police so that they can tell the prosecution and the court.
If you want to withdraw your statement you must contact the police directly and let them know as soon as possible.