26 Mar 2021

CPS apologises for not initially charging police officer who attacked woman

News Correspondent

The Crown Prosecution Service have told Channel 4 News that they’ve apologised for deciding not to charge a serving police officer who attacked a woman as she walked home alone.

West Midlands police officer Oliver Banfield has now resigned from the force after he was found guilty of assaulting Emma Homer. She had to fight for the case to be brought after the CPS originally decided not to prosecute. Today they said they were sorry for the distress this had caused Ms Homer and her family.