As soon as a report is made, you will be invited to give a statement and recount what had happened to you.
For sexual offences, statements from persons under the age of 17 and mentally incapacitated persons will be taken in the form of a video recorded interview.
Interpreter for foreign languages and disability needs such as hearing or visual impairment, etc. will be arranged for you if required.
Your clothing may be taken as evidence. If possible, bring spare clothing with you or ask family members or friends to bring you spare clothing for changing.
You may be requested to provide the Police with any other items that may be of evidential value to facilitate the investigation. They will be returned to you as soon as reasonably practicable.
The Police have to ascertain the location of the offence and collect evidence from the scene.
You may be invited to return to the scene with the Police to assist in the investigation.
You may be invited to participate in a forensic examination.
During forensic examination, a forensic pathologist may take body samples from you, examine your wounds and intimate parts if necessary, and inquire about the possible cause of the wounds and your medical history.
If an identification parade is arranged, you may be invited to identify the person(s) from a line-up comprising the suspect(s) and actors through a one-way viewer identification parade room. The suspect(s) will not be able to see you during the parade.