Crime can have a lasting effect on you, even if you weren’t the victim or weren’t physically harmed.
If you’ve witnessed a crime - or think you may have witnessed a crime – you should report it to the police. You can do this online or by calling 101. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, or if a crime is currently in progress, you should call 999.
Depending on the nature of the crime and the amount of witnesses, the police may need to take a formal statement from you. If the police don’t need a statement, they will explain why.
If the investigation results in the case going to trial, you may be asked to attend court as a witness.
If you’ve witnessed a crime, you can get support from us at any time – it doesn’t matter what type of crime you saw or when it took place - we’re here for you, for as long as you need us.
We provide free, confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year for people affected by crime and traumatic events – regardless of whether you have reported the crime to the police or not.
All our support for witnesses of crime is tailored to each individual, but often includes:
If you’d like to speak to us to see how we can help you, contact us.