After you've reported a crime, the police will decide if they can investigate the case.
Investigations are when the police take witness statements and gather evidence to try and establish the facts of a crime and charge a suspect. They can take a long time and some crimes are never solved.
While the police are investigating what happened, you might not hear anything for a while. As a victim or witness, you should be kept informed about the investigation and there are lots of organisations that can give you support if you feel you need it.
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