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Lord Advocate's guidelines: Visual identification procedures

Lord Advocate's guidelines to the police on using visual identification parades to identify suspects.

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This guideline provides instructions to the police on how to conduct visual identification parades. It also includes guidance on types of visual identification procedures, when to hold identification parades, selecting the identification procedure, identification parades involving child, vulnerable or intimidated witnesses, cases where the accused is ‘not available’ and the completion of relevant documentation.